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All the news about the WildList Organization -- The WildList, Board Members and Reporters featured In the News.

November 2002
WildList Board Member Sarah Gordon to address the role of The WildList Organization (and others!) in the Integration of Vulnerabilty and Security data at Computer Security Institute's Chicago conference.

November 2002
User Ombudsman Richard Ford to speak on security integration at Computer Security Institute's Chicago conference.

August 2002
WildList Board Member Sarah Gordon to present a Cyberterrorism Workshop at the IFIP World Computer Congress in Montreal.

July 2002
WildList Board Member Sarah Gordon to address GOVSEC 2002 in Washington D.C.

July 2002
WildList Board Member Sarah Gordon assists with 'Protect Your PC', a security software comparative review for PC World.

June 2002 Conference
WildList Board Member Sarah Gordon hosts a panel of antivirus industry experts in "Santayana's Solution" at the 'EICAR 2002 Conference in Berlin, Germany. '

May 2002 Conference
WildList Board Member Sarah Gordon speaks at the '2002 Economic Crime Summit in Washington D.C. '

April 2002
WildList Organization Board Member Sarah Gordon quoted on developing technologies, and standards to help deal with the evolving virus problem ' in this article. '

April 2002
The WildList Organization User Ombudsman Dr. Richard Ford quoted in 'Malware's Destructive Appetite Grows. '

February 2002
WildList Board Member Sarah Gordon profiled by C-NET 'Deciphering the Hacker Myth'

January 2002
WildList Board Member Shane Coursen quoted in 'Macromedia's Flash Virus Fix Falls Short - Experts' (Newsbytes).

November 2001
ISPworld mentions the WildList in its article 'Lessons Learned New Security Threats Change Anti-virus Software for the Better'.

May 2001
WildList Board Member's Sarah Gordon cited on risks of virtual enviroments in article on the supposed US/China conflict at VNUnet.

May 2001
WLO's Richard Ford and Sarah Gordon featured in Fast Company article on technology in South Florida.

March 3-6, 2001
Founder Joe Wells to speak at the EICAR Conference on "A Credibility Model for the AV Industry"; Board Member Shane Coursen to speak on "A Graphical Representation of Viral Concentration"; Board Member Sarah Gordon to moderate "The Role of Anti-Virus Software in Today's Marketplace".
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February, 2001
WildList Board Member Sarah Gordon interviewed for the PBS FrontLine special 'Hackers'.

February 18, 2001
WildList Founder Joe Wells quoted in '"Anna" virus serves up e-mail headache' in The Cincinnati Enquirer.

February 10, 2001
WildList Board Member Sarah Gordon interviewed by CNN.

November 16, 2000
WildList Board Member Sarah Gordon quoted in PC World.com's story 'Freeze! Drop That Download!'.

November 16, 2000
WildList Board Member Sarah Gordon quoted in PC World.com's story 'What Makes Johnny (and Jane) Write Viruses?'.

November 7, 2000
WildList Board Member Sarah Gordon interviewed by Data.Care.Austria (interview in German).

October 16/17/18/19, 2000
WildList Board Member Sarah Gordon to speak at the 23rd National Information Systems Security Conference in Baltimore", presenting "Antivirus Software Testing for the New Millennium" in the Assurance/Criteria/Testing Track, at 10:30am on Tuesday 17 October.

October 13, 2000
WildList Organization cited as resource by PCWORLD's excellent feature How It Works: Viruses.

WildList Board Member Shane Coursen to speak at The Asian Association of AntiVirus Researchers.

September 29, 2000
WildList Board Member Sarah Gordon quoted in VUNet piece 'Viruses won't be stopped by tougher laws'.

September 28/29, 2000
WildList Board Members Sarah Gordon and Ian Whalley to speak at the Virus Bulletin 2000 conference in Orlando, US.

August, 2000
Read Sarah Gordon's introduction in the new Virus Forum at SecurityFocus.

July, 2000
Various WildList Board Members and Joe Wells quoted in 'Malicious Code Threat Profile Increases'.

July 11, 2000
WildList Board Member Sarah Gordon speaks to the Palm Beach Association of Internet Professionals on the subject of 'Anti Virus Software and Protection'.

July 7, 2000
WildList Board Member Sarah Gordon quoted in 'Why spots can cause viruses' on (UK) Channel 4 News. Video available.

July, 2000 WildList Board Member Sarah Gordon quoted in Time Digital's article 'The New Hot Zone' (see page three).

July, 2000
WildList Board Member Sarah Gordon quoted in Gambling Magazine article ''Tis the season for Computer Viruses'.

June 13, 2000
WildList Board Member Sarah Gordon to speak on antivirus software testing (G5 Antivirus Software Update) at NetSec 2000, Tuesday June 13th from 9:15-10:30 a.m.

June 13, 2000
WildList Board Member Sarah Gordon to present Keynote at NetSec 2000 Tuesday June 13th from 8-9:00 a.m.

May 25, 2000
WildList Board Member Sarah Gordon quoted in Philadelphia Inquirer article 'Computer students studying ethics, too'.

May, 2000
WildList Board Member Sarah Gordon quoted in Philadelphia Inquirer article 'A virtual epidemic'.

May 9, 2000
WildList Board Member Sarah Gordon quoted in Financial Times article 'Females deadlier than then male'.

May, 2000
WildList Board Member Sarah Gordon quoted in Secure Computing article 'Defending Today's Troy'.

April 2000
View (in RealVideo) WildList Board Member Sarah Gordon's panel session at Defcon 7, "Viruses on (and off) the Internet".

April 2000
WildList Board Member Sarah Gordon's work in ethical computing cited in the newly released book "Computer Crime: Phreaks, Spies and Salami Slicers" by Karen Judson (ISBN 0-7660-1243-3).

March 2000
WildList User Ombudsman Dr. Richard Ford to particpate in EICAR panel session "Securing the Internet" on Monday, March 6th in Brussels, Belgium.

March 2000
Board member Sarah Gordon to present opening talk for EICAR 2000 in Brussels, Belgium on Monday, March 6th. "When Worlds Collide" will examine information sharing between the antivirus and security communities.

February 2000
WildList Board member Sarah Gordon cited in Ways of Computing Will Evolve to Stay Ahead of Virus Threat at office.com.

February 2000
Joe Wells and Wells Research in PC World 'How We Test'.

January, 2000
WildList Board Member Sarah Gordon quoted in 'It is not over till its over' in Asiaone.

January 12, 2000
WildList User Ombudsman Richard Ford quoted in ComputerWorld's story Keep hackers out of your web site.

January 3, 2000
The WildList Organization and EICAR work together in cooperation to advance knowledge about the real threat from computer viruses. The WildList Organization encourages users and security practitioners to consider attending EICAR 2000 in Brussels.

'Tracking Computer Virus Incidents with The WildList Organization International' by WildList Board member Shane Coursen is just one of many presentations in the Virus Track at EICAR. For more information on the conference and presentations, go here.

December 31, 1999
Special CNN Y2K broadcast features interview with WildList Board Member Sarah Gordon.

December 29, 1999
WildList Board Member Sarah Gordon quoted in ZDNet's story Virus 2000: Nasty and network-aware.

November, 1999
WildList Board Member Sarah Gordon writes in InfoSecurity Magazine: Rx for AV.

October, 1999
The WildList cited as resource by the BBC in Webwise.

October, 1999
WildList Board Member Sarah Gordon interviewed by the BBC on the subject of virus writers

October, 1999
Seiji Murakami and Joost de Raeymaeker named WildList Reporters of the Year 1999 at The International Virus Bulletin Conference in Vancouver, BC.

October, 1999
Michael Parsons and Francois Paget honoured by The WildList at The International Virus Bulletin Conference in Vancouver, BC.

October 1, 1999
PC Week Online quotes WildList Board member Sarah Gordon in Virus Protectors get a brand new bag.

September 11, 1999
WildList Board Member Sarah Gordon in Rolling Stone Magazine, September, 1999, in "Notes from the Virus Underground" by Kim Neely.

September 9, 1999
Read the WildList Organization's response to a recent Yahoo news story.

August, 1999
WildList founder Joe Wells quoted by PC World in Outsmart the wily computer virus.

July, 1999
The Telegraph's Technology Correspondent Robert Uhlig writes 'Hoax computer viruses cause chaos worldwide', listing The WildList as a resource for information about which viruses are actually being found In the Wild.

July 15, 1999
The Guardian profiles the work of Board Member Sarah Gordon.

July 8, 1999
Wired reports on Board Member Sarah Gordon's BlackHat Briefing presentation.

June 26, 1999
WildList Board Member Sarah Gordon featured on NBC Nightly News -- Weekend Edition.

June 24, 1999
Joe Wells quoted inHouston Chronicle article about ExplorerZip.

June 19, 1999
Reuters on Yahoo! News cites WildList about recent virus outbreaks.

The WildList (www.wildlist.org) is a regularly updated compilation of viruses on the Net that present a real threat.

June 15, 1999
User Ombudsman Dr. Richard Ford is quoted in the St Petersburg Times story 'Worm' bug shows new resilience.

June 15, 1999
CNet talks to WildList about W32/ExploreZip.

It is not as widespread and it didn't spread as quickly as Melissa, but it's a lot worse," said Wells, referring to the Melissa virus that was spread, like Worm.ExploreZip, via email earlier this year. Still, he said, Worm.ExploreZip spread faster than any other virus except Melissa, boosted by the increasing use of email, both by individual and companies.

June 11, 1999
USA Today's front page article about W32/ExploreZip quotes WildList Organization International CEO.

'It's a pretty big threat,' said Joe Wells, president of the Wildlist Organization International, which tracks viruses. 'It looks like it's fairly widespread, and it's going to become common quickly.'

June 11, 1999
San Francisco Chronicle quotes WildList.

'On a scale of one to four, this is about a two, maybe three,' said Joe Wells, founder of the WildList Organization International in Newbury Park, which tracks computer viruses. 'Melissa was a four.'

June 11, 1999
San Jose Mercury News asks WildList about W32/ExploreZip's spread.

Joe Wells, founder and president of the WildList Organization International, a group of volunteer virus trackers, said that Worm.ExploreZip is fairly common but at this point still a 'mini-Melissa.'

June 2, 1999
WildList Board Member Sarah Gordon featured on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Morning Time. Hear the RealAudio broadcast

June 1999
Brills Content talks about how the WildList functions

'To counter escalating marketing claims' by antivirus developers. 'Nobody used to know what the threat was,' says Joe Wells, the lists founder and CEO. Clearly, he says, Melissa was a serious threat. 'It was the first real outbreak that merited the [media] attention.'

April 23, 1999
CNN asks WildList founder about NAI's new risk ranking alerts.

Joe Wells, noted virus expert who tracks worldwide circulation of viruses in his WildList, say NAI's approach is 'perfectly fine.' Wells says there's a lot of hype in the field, with too many companies that make antivirus software doing a Chicken Little act for almost every virus. Wells adds that that NAI's risk ranking will also remind users of "the two most important things to avoid viruses: Update your antivirus software, and update your antivirus software."

April 18, 1999
ZDTV News article on W95/CIH.1003 (Chernobyl)

The most complete source of "live" viruses is Joe Wells's WildList Index. Wells compiles reports from numerous virus researchers and then indexes the lists of reported viruses by month. As a bonus, this list contains the full name of each virus, and sometimes a nickname and version number.

April 1, 1999
San Jose Mercury News asks WildList director Sarah Gordon about cooperation in the antivirus industry.

'They are technical people who have developed trust relationships over time,' said Sarah Gordon, a board member of The WildList International, a non-profit organization that tracks viruses 'in the wild,' the tech-jargon description of a virus that has spread throughout the Internet.

March 29, 1999
MSNBC asks if Microsoft is to blame for Melissa.

'I wouldn't blame them,' said Joe Wells, who maintains The WildList, generally regarded as the most authoritative collection of viruses that are running around the Internet. "They make user friendly systems. Security is always a trade off with personal freedom."

March 12, 1999
CNN comments on W95/CIH.1003 (Chernobyl)

The latest variant, however, is considered to be common, and ranks 17 on Joe Wells' respected Wild List of viruses.

Feb, 1999
WildList Board member Sarah Gordon interviewed by MSNBC in Wolves in Sheeps Clothing.

February 1999
WildList founder Joe Wells tests anti-virus products for PC World in Virucide!

January 1998
Joe Wells quoted in Small Business Magazine.

November 17, 1998
WildList Board member Sarah Gordon quoted in thetrip.com's story 'Beware Virus Season -- and Virus Hoaxes'.

October 1998
WildList Board member Sarah Gordon and WildList reporter David Chess present Where There's Smoke There's Mirrors: The Truth About Trojans on the Internet at Virus Bulletin 1998 in Munich, Germany.

October 1998
WildList Board member Ian Whalley and User Ombudsman Dr. Richard Ford present 'Testing the Untestable: the hidden roadblocks to anti-virus testing' at Virus Bulletin 1998 in Munich, Germany.

September 1998
InfoSecurity Magazine publishes WildList Board member Sarah Gordon's cover feature on Hoaxes, entitled Received and Deceived.

July 1998
Newsweek talks to Joe Wells

But don't panic: computer-virus expert Joe Wells doesn't expect a large outbreak, since program viruses like this one don't spread as rapidly as those embedded in documents."

May 1998
Electronic Engineering Times spotlights WildList Board member Sarah Gordon

May 1998
Internet Real Estate Special Interest Group News - WildList founder Joe Wells gives advice on avoiding hoaxes.

April 1998
Forbes FORBES ASAPprofiles WildList Board member Sarah Gordon

April 1998
Fast Company profiles WildList Board member Shane Coursen.

April 1998
World Press Review features the research of WildList Board member Sarah Gordon

March 1998
PC World, WildList founder Joe Wells discusses how to spot a virus hoax.

March 1998
PC World publishes an anti-virus test performed by Joe Wells using information from the WildList.

February 1998
Forbes Magazine features Joe Wells and a discussion of the changing nature of virus writing.

February 1998
WildList Board member Sarah Gordon's work profiled in 'The Independent' in 'Inside the Mind of a Virus Writer'.

January 1998
Woody's Office Watch explains that The WildList shows the number of macro viruses actually reported.

November 1997
WildList Board member Sarah Gordon's work on who writes viruses and why is highlighted in Wired's article Heart of Darkness.

November 1997
WildList Board member Sarah Gordon presents on antivirus product certification and testing, and intelligent agents at the 14th World Conference on Computer Secuirty, Audit and Control (COMPSEC).

October 1997
WildList Board member Sarah Gordon presents research on antivirus product certification and testing at the NIST/NSA Conference.

September 1997
WildList Board member Ian Whalley presents 'The Net Closes' at the Virus Bulletin Conference in San Francisco.

September 1997
WildList Board member Sarah Gordon and WildList founder Joe Wells speak on virus hoaxes at the Virus Bulletin Conference in San Francisco, with TickleMeElmo as a co-presenter.

September 1997
WildList User Ombudsman Richard Ford presents on product certification and testing at the University of Hamburg; Board member Sarah Gordon presents on 'why people write viruses (and how some of them can be stopped!)'

July 1997
WildList Board member Shane Coursen gives advice on how to avoid virus problems in Jacksonville News.

May 1997
WildList Board member Sarah Gordon interviewed on PC World Online Radio.

April 1997
WildList founder Joe Wells is feature in the Cincinatti Enquirer's article Viruses Hardly as Epidemic as Some Believe.

April 1997
WildList Board member Sarah Gordon featured in Wired Scan.

March 1997
Wired uses WildList has a source of information for Michelangelo.

January 1997
WildList Board member Ian Whalley muses on certification in Newsbytes.


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