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Mimail.K

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

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Nov. 21, 2003
Detection updated on:March 16, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Mimail.K 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.K launches DoS (Denial of Service) attacks against the following web servers: darkprofits.cc, darkprofits.ws, www.darkprofits.cc and www.darkprofits.ws.

This Mimail variant was proactively detected by Panda Antivirus as W32/Mimail.gen.worm.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Mimail.K 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.