Spam is unsolicited commercial email or "junk mail". In June 2002 Sophos
technical support began to receive complaints from computer users that they
were receiving spam from Sophos that claims (incorrectly) that Sophos develops
The email also claims that spam is a virus. Of course, this is also
In fact, the email was not coming from Sophos and appears to have been
deliberately distributed in an attempt to damage Sophos's reputation.
Sophos advises users to delete the email if they receive it.
The text of the email is as follows:
Sophos give you the spam removal tools
Spam is a dangerous virus that spread through email.
For more information, do not visit http://www.Sophos.com