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September 2005

Two SophosLabs experts present papers at the Virus Bulletin conference.

30 Sep 2005

Sophos reveals that mass-mailers are in decline as established threats rule the roost.

30 Sep 2005

An email scam claims that recipients have won a fortune in a FIFA-sponsored lottery.

28 Sep 2005

Sophos will be showcasing its next generation security solutions for Linux at LinuxWorld London 2005. Sophos's security experts will also be available throughout the exhibition to discuss the risks that insufficiently protected Linux systems can pose to business networks.

28 Sep 2005

The Northern Ireland Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety has deployed Sophos's complete suite of computer security solutions to defend the Health and Personal Social Services (HPSS) networks against viruses, spam, Trojans, worms and spyware.

27 Sep 2005

NERCOMP (North East Regional Computing Program), today announced that is has partnered with Sophos, a leading provider of integrated threat management solutions, to extend discounted pricing of 50% to NERCOMP members, representing an additional 20% savings from Sophos’s customary educational discount.

27 Sep 2005

Sophos today announced an increase in annual turnover of 19.2% to £66.2 million ($122.6 million USD) for the year ending March 2005. Sophos has achieved year-on-year growth, ahead of the industry average, thanks to strong market demand for its integrated IT security solutions.

26 Sep 2005

Sophos, a world leader in integrated threat management solutions, today announced the company’s financial results for fiscal year 2005.

26 Sep 2005

Sophos has appointed industry veteran Mark Harris as global director of SophosLabs. Based at Sophos's global headquarters near Oxford, Harris will manage the company's worldwide threat analysis teams, which deliver round-the-clock protection to its growing worldwide customer base.

22 Sep 2005

Users of Firefox are urged to update their web browser to protect against a serious security vulnerability.

22 Sep 2005

SophosLabs have warned that, for the second day running, a hacker is spamming multiple new versions of the BagleDL Trojan horse to millions of email addresses around the world.

20 Sep 2005

An electronic greeting card has been spammed out to email addresses around the world, but following the web link leads to infection by a Trojan horse.

20 Sep 2005

The Troj/BagleDl-U Trojan horse attempts to disable security and anti-virus software on affected PCs.

19 Sep 2005

Sophos has been nominated in the Computing Awards for Excellence 2005.

19 Sep 2005

A poll reveals that 79% of IT professionals believe that their employees are putting their company at risk by failing to act safely online.

15 Sep 2005

A 42-year-old man is the first person in Japan to be convicted of phishing.

14 Sep 2005

The lawyer representing one of the suspects in the Zotob worm case speaks to the press as his client appears in court.

13 Sep 2005

A series of Trojan horses are accounting for over 25% of all reports to Sophos in the last 24 hours, but are failing to work properly.

13 Sep 2005

Michael Argast addresses the IDC security conference about how companies can better protect themselves against zero day attacks.

09 Sep 2005

Vanja Svajcer, principal virus researcher at Sophos, addresses the ISSA's UK chapter.

06 Sep 2005

The Yusufali-A Trojan horse displays messages from the Koran if infected users access adult websites.

05 Sep 2005

Sophos experts have warned of a bogus website posing as the American Red Cross, which is seeking donations towards the Hurricane Katrina relief fund.

05 Sep 2005

Sophos joins an alliance of technology companies and public interest groups whose mission is to create a consensus regarding spyware definitions, along with best practice in the debate surrounding spyware and other potentially unwanted software.

05 Sep 2005

A spam campaign claims to contain breaking news about the disaster which has hit New Orleans and other cities across the southern states of America, but really aims to launch a malware attack against innocent computer users.

01 Sep 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 August 2005.

01 Sep 2005