Mark Harris, global director of SophosLabs™, will be presenting at
the conference in Brussels
Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against computer
threats, today announced that Mark Harris, global director of
SophosLabs™, will be
presenting at the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) conference in
Brussels, Belgium, June 27-28, 2006.
Harris will be leading a panel of experts discussing and
demonstrating the latest trends in financially motivated malware.
As part of this he will be discussing the threats posed by
ransomware, and demonstrating the recent Arhiveus Trojan horse.
"Organized cybercriminals are using a variety of methods to
steal money from innocent computer users. Ransomware like the
Arhiveus Trojan horse effectively 'kidnaps' your data and demands
financial payment in order to restore access to your files," said
Harris. "It's essential to understand how modern hackers and
spammers operate in order to effectively protect against them."
Harris leads SophosLabs™, Sophos's global network of virus,
spyware and spam analysis centers, developing round-the-clock
protection in order to ensure customers' networks automatically
detect and block new threats.
SophosLabs experts were able to reverse engineer the Arhievus
Trojan horse and published
information on how users could recover their data for free.
More information about the APWG conference can be found on the
seminar website at www.antiphishing.org.