Sophos

‘Ragnar Locker’ Ransomware Hides Inside Virtual Machine

Researchers discover attack group that deploys highly targeted ransomware running inside virtualised Windows XP instance to evade detection

4 months ago

Equity Firm Buys UK’s Sophos For £3.1bn

Acquisition of Oxfordshire-based cyber-security firm, which aided NHS during WannaCry attacks, follows fall in value of sterling in wake of…

12 months ago

Android Clickfraud Apps Pose As iPhones To Make Extra Cash

Sophos identifies 22 malware-riddled Android apps that pose as Apple devices to earn extra money

2 years ago

Teachers Warn Students ‘Can Hack Into School Servers’

Half of UK teachers feel their IT knowledge is dwarfed by that of their pupils, a study by Sophos has…

3 years ago

Sophos: Cyber Attacks Often Recycle Existing Malware And Hacker Techniques

INTERVIEW: Silicon talks threat trends with Fraser Howard, principle threat researcher at Sophos

3 years ago

Locky Ransomware Returns Lurking In A Word Document Hidden Behind PDF Attachments

This latest Locky variant appears to have traits similar to a Russian doll

3 years ago

The Story Of CeBIT 2017: AI, VR And Robot Football

IN-DEPTH: CeBIT is not what it once was but it's still the world's biggest computer conference. Here is the story…

4 years ago

IoT And The Enterprise World Must Put Cyber Security At The Forefront Warn Experts

IP Expo 2016: Sophos, Kaspersky and Trend Micro talk future threats from IoT, Hired cyber criminals, and security education

4 years ago

One Year Post-IPO, Sophos Extending Its Security Platform

Sophos' CEO discusses the challenges and opportunities of being a publicly traded security company in 2016

4 years ago

InfoSec 2016: IoT Security Needs A Serious Shake-Up, Says Sophos

Sophos researcher tells us why flaws in the toys of today could cause major security worries in the future

4 years ago

MWC 2016: IoT Security ‘Is A Mess’ Says Sophos’ James Lyne

Sophos’ James Lyne talks about the ‘mess’ that is IoT security and why safeguarding smartphones is crucial

5 years ago

NHS Cyber Security ‘Far Weaker Than Thought’

Remote and mobile working practices putting the NHS at great risk, Sophos survey finds

5 years ago

ISPs: Snooper’s Charter Will Mean Higher Broadband Bills

Snooper's Charter underestimates the cost and challenge of monitoring users, ISPA and Gigaclear tell MPs, while Sophos expresses security concerns

5 years ago

How Sophos Is Encouraging More Girls To Embark On Technology Careers

Oxfordshire schoolgirls met coding challenges head-on at Sophos' recent ‘Girls in Coding’ event

5 years ago

Local Government IT Security Is A Bloody Mess, Research Finds

Are budget cuts to blame? Majority of local government organisations say their security is not robust enough to deal with…

5 years ago

Sophos IPO Values UK Security Firm At £1bn

Sophos will offer 34.8 percent of the company for 225p a share when it floats on July 1

5 years ago

Sophos Wants To Raise £65m With London IPO

UK IT security company Sophos scopes out IPO that could value company at £1bn

5 years ago

Sophos – IT Skills Gap Is ‘Leaving The Door Open’ For Criminals

Sophos’ John Shaw tells TechWeekEurope why government agencies need to sharpen up their defences

5 years ago

Revealed – The Spammiest Nations On Earth

Sophos report reveals US still leads the way in terms of spam volume worldwide

5 years ago

How To Explain Ransomware To A Five-Year-Old

The definitive definition of ransomware from the experts for the kids (and adults, too)

6 years ago

72 Percent Of UK Retailers Are Not Cyber Secure This Christmas

Despite Christmas surges around Black Friday and Cyber Monday, large amounts of customer data was worryingly available to hackers, Sophos…

6 years ago

Worrying Amount Of Europe’s Professionals Have No Idea What Encryption Policies Their Companies Have

The vast majority are not confident their organisation complies with data protection regulations

6 years ago

Sophos: One Infected Machine Sends Up To 30 GB Of Spam A Week

A compromised computer could hit 5.5 million email addresses with spam every week without its owner ever noticing

6 years ago

Oracle’s Java Changes ‘Too Little, Too Late’

Security experts still think businesses should find alternatives as quickly as possible

7 years ago

Sophos Confirms Imminent Job Cuts

Sophos says it is shedding some weight in order to get a little leaner

7 years ago

Bitcoin Exchange Rate Crash Caused By “Mining” Software

Differences between database library modules from Oracle and Google temporarily sent Bitcoin market into chaos

8 years ago

Internet Explorer Under Siege As Microsoft Struggles To Fix Its Fix

IE flaw being actively exploited by hackers who hit Google in 2009 and Microsoft is struggling to offer adequate protection

8 years ago

Sophos Explains Its Super-Low Corporation Tax Bill… Why Can’t Symantec?

Sophos explains why it pays so little in corporation tax, but Symantec hasn't opened up. Tom Brewster says they should…

8 years ago

Google Researcher: Sophos Flaws Present ‘A Real Global Threat’

Tavis Ormandy is dismayed at Sophos security but the company claims there is nothing to be worried about

8 years ago

Adobe Security Breached To Sign Off Malicious Files

Adobe server is hacked as attackers pilfer certificate, presumably for targeted attacks

8 years ago