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Mimail.N

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Mimail.N
Technical name:W32/Mimail.N.worm
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It attempts to trick the user into giving confidential information and changes the home page of Internet Explorer.

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Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Jan. 7, 2004
Detection updated on:March 17, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Mimail.N is a worm that spreads via e-mail in a message with the subject GREAT NEW YEAR OFFER FROM PAYPAL.COM! and an attachment called PP-APP.ZIP.

Mimail.N shows an image on screen that simulates the home window of a financial entity. Mimail.N attempts to trick the user into giving confidential information, such as credit card number, personal identification number, e-mail address, etc. Mimail.N collects this information in a file.

In addition, Mimail.N changes the home page of the browser Internet Explorer.

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Visible Symptoms 

    

Mimail.N is easy to recognize when it reaches the computer, as it comes in an e-mail message with the subject GREAT NEW YEAR OFFER FROM PAYPAL.COM! and an attachment called PP-APP.ZIP.

Once it is run, Mimail.N shows an image on screen that simulates the home window of a financial entity:

In addition, Mimail.N changes the home page of Internet Explorer to:

http:// www.anvari.org/ db/ fun/ Word_Trade_Center/ Bush_Monkey.jpg