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August 2004

A 37-year-old man from Marina del Rey, California, is facing federal charges for allegedly sending spam advertising pornographic websites.

31 Aug 2004

Experts at Sophos have warned British computer users who bank online about a series of Trojan horses that try and steal financial information.

27 Aug 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against spam and viruses, has welcomed the US authorities firm action against suspected spammers, phishers and other cybercriminals in "Operation Web Snare".

27 Aug 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses and spam, has appointed Wendy Dean as Vice President of Engineering.

26 Aug 2004

Sophos has published its report into the countries from which most spam messages originated during August 2004.

24 Aug 2004

Sophos warns users that the Rbot-GR worm can spy on innocent computer users via webcams.

23 Aug 2004

Experts at Sophos have warned computer users about Trojan horses that try to fool users of a number of banks into entering their account details.

20 Aug 2004

Sophos experts have discovered that do-it-yourself phishing kits are being made available for download free of charge from the internet.

19 Aug 2004

A marketing campaign to promote the latest version of the Resident Evil video game has backfired, as mobile phone users believe they have been infected by a virus.

18 Aug 2004

The MyDoom-S worm presents itself as a collection of funny photographs.

16 Aug 2004

Sophos has published information for customers using its products who are considering upgrading to Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2).

13 Aug 2004

Jeffrey Lee Parson has pleaded guilty to causing damage with his Blaster-B worm.

12 Aug 2004

Mobile users hit by the Trojan may be stung by an expensive phone bill.

11 Aug 2004

Jeffrey Lee Parson, the Minnesota teenager accused of writing the Blaster-B worm, is scheduled to appear before a federal judge in Seattle on Wednesday 11 August.

11 Aug 2004

Virus researchers at Sophos are warning users to beware of the latest Bagle worm, Bagle-AQ, which burst onto the scene late yesterday.

10 Aug 2004

Sophos has urged users of Pocket PC PDAs not to panic about the Brador backdoor Trojan horse.

06 Aug 2004

The MyDoom-Q worm uses the People Search facility of the Yahoo website to search for additional email addresses to try and infect.

04 Aug 2004

Pfizer, the maker of Viagra, has announced it is taking legal action against dozens of illegitimate online pharmacies to block sales of counterfeit drugs and help reduce spam.

04 Aug 2004

A file claiming to contain video footage showing that American captive Nick Berg is alive and well in Iraq actually contains the Hackarmy Trojan horse.

03 Aug 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against spam and viruses, has published a report revealing the top ten viruses and hoaxes causing problems for businesses around the world.

03 Aug 2004

Microsoft responds to June Scob Trojan incident, and issues a critical fix for Interet Explorer security vulnerabilities.

02 Aug 2004