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Mimail.M

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Mimail.M
Technical name:W32/Mimail.M.worm
Threat level:Low
Alias:W32/Mimail-M
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

First detected on:Dec. 4, 2003
Detection updated on:March 17, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Mimail.M is a worm that spreads via e-mail in a message that has two possible formats:

  • Message 1:
    It has the subject Re[3] <random spaces> <random characters> and an attachment called ONLY_FOR_GREG.ZIP. This attached file contains a file with a double extension called FOR_GREG.JPG.EXE.
  • Message 2:
    It has the subject Re: GREG and an attachment called WENDY.ZIP. It contains a file called WENDY.EXE.

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

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Visible Symptoms 

    

Mimail.L is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer in an e-mail message that has one of the following formats:

  • Mesage 1:
    It has the subject Re[3] <random spaces> <random characters> and an attachment called ONLY_FOR_GREG.ZIP. This attached file contains a file with a double extension called FOR_GREG.JPG.EXE.
  • Message 2:
    It has the subject Re: GREG and an attachment called WENDY.ZIP. It contains a file called WENDY.EXE.