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Mimail.L

 
Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Mimail.L
Technical name:W32/Mimail.L.worm
Threat level:Medium
Alias:W32/Mimail.L
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It launches denial of service attacks against web servers.

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Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Dec. 3, 2003
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Mimail.L is a worm that spreads via e-mail in a message with the subject Re[2]we are going to bill your credit card or a blank subject, and an attachment called WENDY.ZIP. The attached file contains a file with a double extension called FOR_GREG_WITH_LOVE.JPG.EXE.

Mimail.L launches DoS (Denial of Service) attacks against the following web servers: www.authorizenet.com, disney.go.com, www.spamcop.net, www.carderplanet.net, www.cardcops.com, www.register.com, www.spews.org and www.spamhaus.org.

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Visible Symptoms 

    

Mimail.L is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer in an e-mail message with the subject Re[2]we are going to bill your credit card or a blank subject, and an attachment called WENDY.ZIP.