Sophos technical support has received a number of calls from
users concerned about a AOL password-stealing Trojan horse called
"APSTrojan.qa" following a press announcement by McAfee.com.
Sophos customers have nothing to fear from this Trojan horse
(which Sophos Anti-Virus calls Troj/Mine) as all versions
of Sophos Anti-Virus have been protecting against it for over a
year. Information was first published on our website regarding this
threat in February 2000 and all versions of our software since have
included complete protection against it.
"We're baffled as to why McAfee.com published this high profile
alert about a 12 month old Trojan horse," said Graham Cluley, head
of corporate communications for Sophos Anti-Virus. "Anyone who has
kept their anti-virus up-to-date should have been protected against
this threat a year ago."
Sophos recommends that companies practise safe computing, and
has published a short list
of tips which can be used to dramatically reduce your chances
of attack by viruses and Trojan horses.