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Mimail.J

 
Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Mimail.J
Technical name:W32/Mimail.J.worm
Threat level:High
Type:Worm
Effects:  It collects confidential information about the affected user and sends it out via e-mail.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

Detection updated on:Dec. 2, 2003
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Mimail.J is a worm that spreads via e-mail in a message with a subject that contains the text IMPORTANT and an attachment called WWW.PAYPAL.COM.PIF.

When it is run, Mimail.J shows an image on screen that simulates the home window of a financial entity. Then, Mimail.J will collect the information entered by the user and store it in a file created by the worm, which it will then send out via e-mail.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Mimail.J is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer in an e-mail message with a subject that contains the text IMPORTANT and an attachment called WWW.PAYPAL.COM.PIF.

Then, Mimail.J is easy to recognize, as it shows an image on screen that simulates the home window of a financial entity:

Then it shows the following form: