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August 2005

Turkish authorities are said to have identitifed further suspects connected with the Zotob worm case.

30 Aug 2005

The suspected author of the Zotob worm, arrested in Turkey, has been linked to versions of the Mytob worm.

30 Aug 2005

18-year-old Farid Essebar and 21-year-old Atilla Ekici have been arrested in connection with the Zotob worm oubreak which affected a number of large media companies last week.

26 Aug 2005

Sophos has warned that different countries' approach to sentencing hackers and virus writers is sending out a dangerous message to future potential criminal, as Jasmine Singh is sentenced for launching distributed denial-of-service attacks against websites.

26 Aug 2005

A new spyware worm is designed to steal usernames and passwords from players of a massive multi-player internet role-playing game.

24 Aug 2005

Jason Smathers, 25, has been sentenced to 15 months for stealing 92 million email addresses from AOL.

19 Aug 2005

Once again TÜV has confirmed in tests the effectiveness of Sophos's anti-virus solutions. The scan engine proved itself with excellent test results and a 100% virus detection rate.

19 Aug 2005

35% of respondents in a poll conducted by Sophos felt that Microsoft was to blame for recent worm outbreaks

18 Aug 2005

Paul Ducklin of SophosLabs explains why using a virus to spread a security patch is a very bad idea.

18 Aug 2005

The latest Zotob worm attempts to take control of compromised PCs away from other malicious code.

17 Aug 2005

A worm is reported to have disrupted computers at media organizations in North America and Europe.

17 Aug 2005

The Zotob-C and Tilebot-F worms exploit the recently discovered MS05-039 Microsoft security vulnerability.

16 Aug 2005

Sophos, a world leader in network security, announced the availability of Sophos PhishAlert™ an early-warning system that proactively informs organizations of new phishing scams that target their customers.

16 Aug 2005

The Zotob worms spread by exploiting a security hole reported by Microsoft last week.

14 Aug 2005

A phishing campaign which pretends to be a mesage from an 87-year-old woman is really a ruse to steal money from eBay users.

12 Aug 2005

A new phishing campaign urges recipients to respond with their banking information and credit card details by fax.

10 Aug 2005

Sophos welcomes the news that a $7 million settlement has been reached with a notorious spammer, but is doubtful that

10 Aug 2005

Microsoft has issued six security updates yesterday, three of which are critical. The critical patches address remote code execution flaws in Internet Explorer, Plug and Play as well as in Windows's Print Spooler Service.

10 Aug 2005

A breaking news report spammed across the internet links to a malicious website.

09 Aug 2005

The Modan viruses do not pose a serious threat to computer users.

05 Aug 2005

A spam campaign claims to contain breaking news of developments on the conflict in Iraq, but is really designed to launch a malware attack against innocent computer users.

04 Aug 2005

Sophos has revealed the results of its research into the most prominent spam categories during the first six months of 2005.

03 Aug 2005

Scammers are exploiting the death of a man in the recent London bombings in an attempt to steal money.

02 Aug 2005

Sophos Anti-Virus has been awarded the VB 100% award in the August 2005 edition of Virus Bulletin. This is the 29th time

01 Aug 2005

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses, spyware and spam, has revealed the top ten viruses and hoaxes causing problems for businesses around the world during the month of July 2005.

01 Aug 2005