[24hoursupport] Alert! W32.Mimail.J@mm

  • From: "Mike" <mikebike@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 21:30:13 -0800


Alert! W32.Mimail.J@mm 

WARNING:             W32.Mimail.J@mm
Also Known As:  W32/Mimail.j@MM [McAfee], WORM_MIMAIL.J [Trend], 
Win32.Mimail.J [Computer Associates], W32/Mimail-J [Sophos], I-Worm.Mimail.j

Threat level:        Category 3, Moderate (scale of 1-5)
Type:                Worm
W32.Mimail.J@mm is a mass-mailing worm that attempts to steal personal
information. This worm displays a series of forms that ask users to enter
their credit card information. (See the "Technical Details" for
illustrations.) This information is saved and later emailed to several
predetermined email addresses. 

This worm is similar to W32.Mimail.I@mm.

The email has the following characteristics:

From: Do_Not_Reply@xxxxxxxxxx
Subject: IMPORTANT  <random string of characters>
Attachment: InfoUpdate.exe -or- 

From Symantec

Removal using the W32.Mimail Removal Tool
Symantec Security Response has created a tool to remove W32.Mimail.J@mm, 
which is the easiest way to remove this threat. Read the document, 
W32.Mimail Removal Tool, for instructions on how to use this tool.


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