Tag Archives: Sophos

News: Wanted, Dead Or Alive: Virus Writers

By | November 5, 2003

 Microsoft is a mite upset, and is offering $500,000 reward to inform on the virus writers responsible for the Blaster and Sobig worms. (In August, if you recall, the Blaster-A worm infected many unprotected home and business computers, attempted to launch a denial of service attack against a critical Microsoft security update website, and, most importantly, mocked Microsoft… Read More »

News: A Worm With A Mission

By | November 3, 2003

 Further to my posting about SpamCop, it seems that a new virus, actually a worm, is aiming at bringing down SpamCop and some other anti-spam sites. Is it more evidence of collusion between sleazy spammers and spotty virus writers?   Sophos reports that W32/Mimail-E is a worm which spreads via email using addresses harvested from the hard drive… Read More »

News: It’s Monday, the Worms Are Out

By | August 4, 2003

 Sophos, a British anti-virus company, is getting worried about the new Mimail worm (W32/Mimail-A), a mass-mailing worm which first struck in the United States on Friday 1st August.  Sophos says it “has received many reports of Mimail infections and anticipates the worm could be one of the biggest of 2003″.     The Mimail worm arrives in an… Read More »