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July 2005

The Hagbard-A worm spreads via instant messaging systems and file-sharing networks.

29 Jul 2005

The Lebreat-D worm drops an image of Sven Jaschan, the author of the Sasser and Netsky worms, onto infected hard drives.

29 Jul 2005

A web poll of more than 1000 business PC users, conducted by Sophos, has revealed that 95% think anti-virus software should also protect computers from spyware.

26 Jul 2005

Russian authorities are investigating the murder of spammer Vardan Kushnir

26 Jul 2005

Sophos has announced the appointment of Charles Southey as vice president of IT. Southey will be responsible for managing Sophos's internal systems and infrastructure in order to meet Sophos's current needs and accommodate future growth.

25 Jul 2005

Police in Spain have arrested 310 people in connection with a $363 million lottery scam.

21 Jul 2005

Sophos has welcomed news that five pornography companies have been fined a total of $1.6 million for sending spam which did not include a warning indicating they included sexually explicit content.

21 Jul 2005

Computer users should ensure their anti-virus products can also protect against spyware after the reported theft of 9.4 million yen from nine Japanese bank accounts.

21 Jul 2005

Mozilla has released an update to its Firefox web browser, after last week's security update introduced a bug.

20 Jul 2005

The Sundor worm displays a picture of an alien from another planet.

19 Jul 2005

Independent research and test center West Coast Labs has announced that Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows XP has been the awarded the certification Checkmark for detecting 100% of the spyware in their rigorous tests.

18 Jul 2005

Mozilla releases version 1.0.5 of its Firefox web browser, fixing security vulnerabilities.

13 Jul 2005

Microsoft issued three security fixes for its customers yesterday. The critical patches address vulnerabilities in that can allow an unauthorised remote attacker to take control of a computer.

13 Jul 2005

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against spam and viruses, has announced the launch of Sophos ZombieAlert, a new alert service that identifies 'zombie' computers on an organisation's network.

13 Jul 2005

Sophos has announced increased support for partners through more focused account management, more assistance with lead generation and renewal business, as well as training schemes and individual qualifications.

12 Jul 2005

A Sophos web poll of more than 500 business PC users has revealed that 78% believe that last Friday's sentencing of Sven Jaschan, the German teenager found guilty of writing and distributing the Netsky and Sasser worms, was not harsh enough.

11 Jul 2005

Police in Korea are said to have arrested a hacking gang who stole from online gamers.

08 Jul 2005

The author of the Sasser worm has received a sentence of one year and nine months on probation - meaning he will walk free.

08 Jul 2005

Suspected spam king Christopher Smith (also known as "Rizler") is expected to appear in court today after his arrest at Minneapolis St Paul International airport.

06 Jul 2005

Sophos, a global leader in network security, has released the results of its comprehensive research of virus activity over the first six months of 2005.

06 Jul 2005

Sven Jaschan has admitted writing the Sasser worm in a German court.

05 Jul 2005

The trial of Sven Jaschan has begun in a German court house.

05 Jul 2005

Find out how Sophos provides consolidated and robust protection against multiple threats.

05 Jul 2005

Sophos welcomes news that China is joining the international fight against spam.

04 Jul 2005

Sophos has been rated the top brand for customer satisfaction in the security market for the second consecutive year.

04 Jul 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 June 2005.

01 Jul 2005

Sophos reveals results of its comprehensive research into the last six months of virus activity.

01 Jul 2005