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|Effects: ||It logs keystrokes, which allows it to access confidential information.|
|First detected on:||Sept. 11, 2003|
|Detection updated on:||Nov. 5, 2003|
Mimail.B is a worm with Trojan characteristics that spreads via e-mail in a message with the subject Fraudulent escrow service and the attached file INFO.ZIP.
Mimail.B exploits the following vulnerabilities:
- Internet zone: Internet Explorer vulnerability. It allows a hacker to open an executable file already present in the affected computer.
- MHTML: Outlook Express vulnerability. It allows hackers to send and run a file of their choice.
Due to its Trojan characteristics, Mimail.B logs keystrokes, which allows it to record passwords, bank account numbers, etc.
Mimail.B is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer in a message with the subject Fraudulent escrow service and attached file called INFO.ZIP.