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Lords overturns hacker appeal against extradition
30 July, 2008
A hacker who broke into NASA computers has had his application against extradition to the United States turned down and will now continue his fight in the European courts
Sophos bids to take over Utimaco Safeware
28 July, 2008
Bid to buy shares in Utimaco Safeware signals Sophos’ thrust into the data protection and end user threat management sectors of IT security
Policy compliance improvements in WS1000
21 July, 2008
Web security appliance from Sophos prevents users from bypassing web filtering technology
Endpoint network access control white paper available
17 July, 2008
Sophos has made its endpoint network access control (NAC) white paper available as a free download from its website
Facebook design change left hole in security of user privacy
16 July, 2008
Sophos warns of need to protect private data from social networking sites as flaw was revealed in new Facebook design which allowed full access to private user profile data
2nd quarter rise in spam reported
15 July, 2008
Social and business networking sites as well as mobile phones increasingly being used as a mechanism for distributing spam according to latest report from Sophos
Middle East conflict spam a spoof
09 July, 2008
Video link in spoof e-mail claiming the start of new conflicts in the Middle East leads to malicious code, according to Sophos
Enterprise wide IT protection for construction firm from Sophos
08 July, 2008
Calfordseaden to deploy Sophos Enterprise Security and Control across its operations at five UK locations and its central IT base in London
Fourth of July holiday exploited in video spam
04 July, 2008
E-mails claiming to direct users to videos of US holiday celebrations contain Storm worm putting users at risk of infecting their computers
Compromised playstation site poses risk to surfers
02 July, 2008
Sony's playstation web site suffers injection attack putting visitors to the pages at risk of malware infection
Wimbledon fever strikes websites with malware
26 June, 2008
A number of web sites relating to tennis have been compromised in the build up to Wimbledon putting surfers at risk from malicious software
E-mail security policy white paper available
26 June, 2008
Sophos has made its white paper on effective e-mail policies freely available as a download from their web site
Free white paper on creating web policies
20 June, 2008
Sophos assists companies in creating employee internet usage policies by releasing a free downloadable white paper on the topic
Chinese earthquake warning spam contains link to malware
19 June, 2008
Sophos warns of malware link to video file from spoof e-mail claiming Beijing earthquake puts Olympic games in jeopardy
Free endpoint assessment results reveal a number of problems
18 June, 2008
Failure to implement MS security patches, disabled firewals and out of date anti-virus software amongst the problems revealed by Sophos' free endpoint assessment test
Hospital laptop theft leaves patient data vulnerable
18 June, 2008
Loss of 6 portable computers from London hospital puts sensitive data about patients at risk of being used for identity theft
Successful hacker prosecution with the help of Sophos
13 June, 2008
Sophos has assisted Computer Crime Division of Metropolitan Police in finding and convicting Florida hacker for botnet crimes
Continued growth brings increased market share for Sophos
09 June, 2008
Year end results at Sophos exceed expectations with 28% growth in billings and increased market share
Miss Scarborough loses out to phishing fraud
02 June, 2008
Recently crowned UK beauty contest winner loses thousands as e-mail phishing criminals gain access to her banking details
Arrests made in French hacking ring
30 May, 2008
French police have dissolved a gang of 22 hackers working on international computer crime network
Rising ID theft in the UK serves as reminder to protect information assets
28 May, 2008
Sophos warns of the need for vigilant on-line security after Experian report shows substantial increase in ID theft during last year
Spam targets victorious united supporters
23 May, 2008
Manchester United supporters targetted in spam campaign with link to spoof web site unrelated to the cup winning football team
Earthquake newstest spam contains malicious software
22 May, 2008
Clicking on e-mail attachments promising the latest news concerning the Chinese earthquake will result in malicious code being loaded onto the users computer warns Sophos
LinkedIn falls foul to 419 frauds
22 May, 2008
Users of LinkedIn networking site are being warned of an increase in the use of the site by criminals using the 419 money laundering fraud.
Major international phishing ring arrested
20 May, 2008
Crime syndicate spanning two continents brought to a close after police arrest people involved in phishing fraud in America and Eastern Europe
Japanese hacker escapes custodial sentence
16 May, 2008
Conviction for malware writing and copyright breaches results in suspended sentence for Japanese student.
Hard drive theft blackmailer arrested by German police
15 May, 2008
Formula One star information exposure highlights need for secure equipment disposal to prevent unauthorised access to data contained on discarded hard drives
Free endpoint assessment test from Sophos
14 May, 2008
Test service from Sophos enables users to assess whether their endpoints are up to date with the correct service packs and patches.
Social networking site wins spam battle
14 May, 2008
MySpace wins legal battle against spammer who used the service to distribute unwanted messages
Personal data appears on Chilean blog
13 May, 2008
Posting of large scale database of private information serves as warning for protecting data from being compromised, according to Sophos
Minister claim Chinese hackers targeting Belgium
08 May, 2008
European IT users warned of possible targeting of Belgium following ministerial speech despite lack of evidence to suggest the country is being specifically targeted.
German hacking gang apprehended
08 May, 2008
Police in Germany have picked up a ring of teenage hackers in southern Germany responsible for high membership hacking forum web site.
On the 30th anniversary of spam, Sophos urges users not to click on spam links
01 May, 2008
30 years after DEC marketing man spams academics, the phenomenon has grown to levels where 95 percent of all mails received are unwanted according to Sophos.
Jail term for spyware using private investigators.
29 April, 2008
PI agency who used spyware as an industrial espionage tool have received prison terms in Israel after illegally gaining access to competitive information using spyware technology.
Web cam hacker faces charges in Canada.
28 April, 2008
Sophos warns home users to unplug their web cams when not in use to prevent being spied upon by hackers who take control of them.
Gartner recognition for Sophos NAC product.
18 April, 2008
Report from Gartner provides positive rating for Sophos' Endpoint Security and Control network access control product.
Quarterly spam relay report from Sophos.
16 April, 2008
Sophos report on spam expansion and relaying countries discovers spam-sites created somewhere in the world every 3 seconds.
Sophos warns of Mastercard SecureCode phish
09 April, 2008
Fraudulent e-mails claiming to offer additional Mastercard security using SecureCode aim to collect information for use in credit card theft.
Mac users advised not to panic buy misleading anti-virus software.
28 March, 2008
Claims that privacy compromised on Mac OS computers exaggerated in attempt to persuade users to purchase unnecessary software.
Hackers compromise Euro 2008 ticket selling site.
27 March, 2008
Sophos warns that by targeting popular e-commerce sites for such items as sports event tickets, hackers have access to large pool of users who could potentially lose valuable information.
Claims of pop-ups used in the promotion of security software
26 March, 2008
Owner of various bogus anti-virus software tools accused of using pornographic pop-up ads in an effort to gain customers.
Educational network operator selects Sophos to guard against malware.
25 March, 2008
E-mail security at Janet(UK) to be provided using ES4000 from Sophos to protect national research and educational network.
Heavy punishments for Chinese hackers.
25 March, 2008
Bank account thefts using information captured through Trojans leads to stiff jail terms for four Chinese convicted cyber-criminals.
Anime Trojan Horse cyberattack culprit faces trial.
19 March, 2008
Sophos is reminding businesses of the importance of protecting their networks from cyberattack, as a Japanese man admits in court to writing a data-destroying Trojan horse.
First unified endpoint security and network access control solution.
18 March, 2008
Sophos Endpoint Security and Control 8.0 incorporates Network Access Control (NAC) technology to go beyond reactive and proactive anti-virus, to offer businesses complete preventive computer protection.
Local council takes action to protect schools against spam onslaught.
17 March, 2008
Sophos is delivering protection against spam messages and email-borne malware to Telford and Wrekin Council.
Sophos NAC protects council from cyberattacks.
11 March, 2008
Sophos is to supply Nottingham City Council with its Network Access Control (NAC), Endpoint and Email Security and Control solutions in deal worth ã250,000.
Pitcairn Islands is tops for relaying most spam per person
10 March, 2008
Sophos, the IT security and control specialist, reveals the top ten countries relaying the most spam per capita.
Sophos warns of sick email scam which exploits the charity Oxfam.
04 March, 2008
Charity lottery email supposedly run by Oxfam is fraudulent and has no connection with the respected charity warns Sophos.
Korean womanÃÂÃâ€ÂÃâ€Âs scareware campaign grinds to a halt.
04 March, 2008
Fake security messages advertising bogus anti-virus software made a fortune for a 41 year old Korean woman sho has now been prosecuted.
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