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Mimail.F

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Mimail.F
Technical name:W32/Mimail.F.worm
Threat level:Low
Alias:W32/Mimail.F@mm
Type:Worm
Effects:  It launches denial of service attacks against web servers.

Affected platforms:

Windows XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

Detection updated on:Nov. 5, 2003
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Mimail.F is a worm that spreads via e-mail in a message with a subject that contains the text don't be late! and an attachment called READNOW.ZIP. The attached file contains a file with a double extension called READNOW.DOC.SCR.

Mimail.F launches DoS (Denial of Service) attacks against the following web servers: www.fethard.biz, www.fethard-finance.com, fethard.biz and fethard-finance.com.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Mimail.F is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer in an e-mail message with a subject that contains the text don't be late! and an attachment called READNOW.ZIP.