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April 2005

Sophos customers were proactively protected against a new version of the MyDoom worm, without requiring an update.

29 Apr 2005

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against spam and viruses, has published a report revealing the top ten viruses and hoaxes causing problems for businesses around the world during the month of April 2005.

29 Apr 2005

Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac OS X has been extended to include support for the latest version of the Apple Macintosh operating system, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger.

28 Apr 2005

The Nopir-B worm deletes MP3 and COM files from infected PCs.

21 Apr 2005

A 45-year-old man has been arrested in Cyprus, charged with using a Trojan horse to spy on a young woman.

21 Apr 2005

Two men from Tucson, Arizona, have been arrested in connection with sending spam phishing emails pretending to come from online banks, credit card theft and fraud.

21 Apr 2005

A new version of the Firefox web browser is reported to fix a number of serious security vulnerabilities.

20 Apr 2005

The Sober-M worm is spreading via email, pretending to be a message from a user who has mistakenly received private messages.

19 Apr 2005

Sophos, a global leader in network security and Process Software, a Platinum Equity company and supplier of communications software solutions to mission-critical environments, announced today a formal strategic partnership.

19 Apr 2005

Microsoft issues security updates designed to patch against vulnerabilities in its software.

13 Apr 2005

As part of our next generation of enterprise solutions, have released a new version of Sophos PureMessage for UNIX.

13 Apr 2005

Other highlights include new firewall technology and solid performance in Asia

13 Apr 2005

An Italian man has been sentenced for writing the W32/Marq-A email-aware worm.

12 Apr 2005

Sophos, a global leader in network security and Secure Computing Corporation, the experts in securing connections between people, applications, and networks, today announced that Sophos's virus scanning technology will be added to the Sidewinder G2® Security Appliance.

12 Apr 2005

Sophos customers automatically protected against a multitude of new versions of the Mytob worm.

11 Apr 2005

A US court has sentenced Jeremy Jaynes, 30, to 9 years in jail for sending emails with fraudulent and untraceable routing information.

11 Apr 2005

Experts at SophosLabs™, Sophos's global network of virus and spam analysis centres, have discovered a spam campaign attempting to recruit internet users to a "make money fast" scheme.

11 Apr 2005

An email spammed to many internet users tries to lure them into visiting a bogus website and infecting them with a Trojan horse.

08 Apr 2005

A 37-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an attempt to hack into an online dating website. Evidence was also found that the suspect may have been responsible for the "Fathers 4 Justice" worms.

07 Apr 2005

Sophos advises users not to panic over Mabir mobile phone virus.

07 Apr 2005

According to media reports, officers of the Australian Communications Authority (ACA) have raided properties belonging to a company which allegedly sent tens of millions of spam emails.

07 Apr 2005

Sophos has published research on the top twelve spam producing countries.

07 Apr 2005

The Florida Attorney General's office has filed claims under the state's anti-spam law, charging two men with running an operation that generated over 65,000 deceptive emails since 2003.

05 Apr 2005

A car sales website based in Melbourne has become the first Australian company fined for spamming mobile phones, after authorities found it had sent unwanted SMS text messages to phone numbers taken from newspaper classified ads.

05 Apr 2005

A 24-year-old man has been detained in connection with a phishing Trojan horse.

04 Apr 2005

Sophos, a global leader in network security, has announced the appointment of Steve Munford to the role of chief operating officer (COO) worldwide.

04 Apr 2005

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses and spam, has announced the appointment of Steve Munford to the role of chief operating officer (COO) worldwide.

04 Apr 2005

Microsoft has announced that it is filing 117 lawsuits against alleged phishers to help crack down on rampant online identity theft.

01 Apr 2005