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Job offer for Fujacks writer
26 September, 2007
Sophos comments on victim's employment offer to jailed writer of Fujacks worm
Endpoint prevents policy bypassing
25 September, 2007
Endpoint Security and Control enables blocking of unauthorised remote connections and prevents employees from bypassing security policies.
Jail for Fujacks worm writers
24 September, 2007
Chinese virus writers sentenced to between one and two and half years for writing worms for stealing passwords
Greater IT policy control and enforcement required
21 September, 2007
Council sackings indicate requirement for greater web access control and policy enforcement argues Sophos
Improved flexibility for e-mail server protection
19 September, 2007
PureMessage for MS Exchange enables e-mail policies to be deployed across multiple servers
Mass e-mail loss to hackers may lead to surge in spam
17 September, 2007
Evidence already uncovered by Sophos that hackers are exploiting the TD Ameritrade data loss
Ten arrested in fight against international Phishing gang
14 September, 2007
Russian and East European gang members arrested by German authorities for targeting banks in internet fraud.
American Consulate to Russia compromised in attack by hackers
13 September, 2007
Hack attack on American Consulate part of larger campaign to compromise vulnerable servers, mainly in Russia
Sophos emphasises need for network access control
11 September, 2007
Continued vulnerability in Microsoft strengthens requirement for solid network access control to stay ahead of Microsoft patch schedule according to Sophos.
Sophos reports on top threats for August
03 September, 2007
August sees growth in spam containing links to web sites containing malicious code
Music download link leads to Trojan horse site
30 August, 2007
Sophos reveals latest hack attempt which lures music lovers to spoof download sites containing malicious software
PDF spam proves to be a loser for spammers
29 August, 2007
After a peak of PDF spam in August, this new kind of malware has now dwindled indicating its ineffective use as a delivery mechanism for malware.
Jail threat for identity thief who used Trojan horse to target AOL users
23 August, 2007
AOL identity thief faces jail sentence for using phished information for financial gain.
Chinese identity thieves charged
22 August, 2007
Hackers brought to justice in case involving worm featuring joss stick burning pandas
Survey reveals half of employers block access to Facebook
21 August, 2007
Social networking sites increasingly being barred in the workplace amongst fears about the information being shared.
US man convicted for using stolen identities
17 August, 2007
Identity theft trawl net expands to cover those who use the information as well as those who steal it
Sophos warns of dangers of revealing identity information on Facebook
14 August, 2007
Covert research by Sophos gleaned sufficient information from social networking users to embark on indentity related fraud
Spam levels rise with latest PDF based pump and dump scam
08 August, 2007
PDF based spam campaign to inflate penny-share prices results in surge in spam levels
Trojan uses promise of celebrity indiscretions to tempt victims.
03 August, 2007
Sophos warns of zip files that contain rootkit and Trojan instead of photographs.
Sophos reports top 10 threats for July
01 August, 2007
Threat list dominated by web-based malware threatening to capture sensitive information from casual browsers rather than targetted e-mail groups.
Hacker used unsecured wireless to send spam.
31 July, 2007
Probation for spammer who drove around town using unsecured wireless access points.
Worm uses Mario to bait victims.
30 July, 2007
Mario Brothers nostalgia snares victims into running Romario-A work which then runs daily on host computer.
Rootkit-loaded screensaver warning.
27 July, 2007
Sophos warns of screensavers distributed as spam which contain Trojans and rootkits
Sophos reports on web-bourne attacks so far during 2007
25 July, 2007
Report reveals that significant increase in web threats don't just include attacks against Microsoft products.
Tokyo police officer fired after data leak.
20 July, 2007
Leaked confidential information over a peer to peer network about a police investigation cost Tokyo police officer his job.
Simpsons survey gather e-mails for spammers.
19 July, 2007
Sophos warns internet users against filling in Simpsons survey which is used to harvest e-mails for spammers.
USA remains top of the league for spam generation.
18 July, 2007
Top 12 spam relaying locations revealed in latest Sophos research into spam generation
Police arrest East European phishing gang.
16 July, 2007
Gang that targeted Italian online postal users by spamming them and sending them to a bogus postal site to steal information has been arrested in Eastern Europe.
Texan pump and dump spammers charged with money laundering.
10 July, 2007
Spamming pair from Texas face money laundering conviction after inflating penny stock prices through spam campaign.
Independence day greeting cards contain virus.
04 July, 2007
Sophos warns of e-cards containing 4th of July greetings which link to a site containing Trojan downloader for delivering malicious code to the victim's computer.
Sophos statistics reveal large numbers of hacked sites.
02 July, 2007
June Malware and threat statistics from Sophos show an alarming number of legitimate sites that contain malware laden hacked pages.
USB memory worm uses Harry Potter as bait.
29 June, 2007
Harry Potter e-mail contains worm which infects victims computer and attaches auto-run file in USB memory devices which can then infect other computers.
Fake Microsoft patch e-mail warning.
27 June, 2007
Trojan horse embedded in fake e-mail claiming to be a security patch from Microsoft.
Trojan uses video animation as disguise for malicious content.
27 June, 2007
Popular shockwave animation exploited by hackers to assist in deliver of Trojan to computers of unsuspecting victims.
Spanish arrest of mobile virus author.
25 June, 2007
Spain's police have arrested the author and distributor of Symbian based virus which affects mobile phones.
Integrated IT threat defence available from Sophos.
21 June, 2007
Sophos Endpoint Security and Control now offers complete protection against all forms of malware along with application control, intrusion detection and prevention and firewall functionality.
USB worm attacks removable media.
20 June, 2007
The LiarVB-A worm spreads through removable media attached to USB ports or floppy disk drives to spread AIDS message.
Sophos warns of illegal content on message boards.
12 June, 2007
ISP's are being warned to screen message board content after Sophos discovers that many cyber criminals are using this media for the storage and distribution of images of child abuse.
Sophos launches round the clock malware blog.
24 May, 2007
Latest information on IT security threats available from 24-hour blog operated by SophosLabs to raise awareness of emerging threats.
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