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W32.Mimail.C@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
October 31, 2003
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:13:07 PM
Also Known As:
W32/Mimail.c@mm [McAfee], WORM_MIMAIL.C [Trend], W32/Mimail-C [Sophos], I-Worm.Mimail.c [Kaspersky], Win32.Mimail.C [Computer Assoc
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

Due to a decreased rate of submissions, Symantec Security Response has downgraded W32.Mimail.C@mm to a Category 2 threat from a Category 3 threat as of November 13, 2003.

W32.Mimail.C@mm is a variant of W32.Mimail.A@mm that spreads by email and steals information from infected computers.

The email has the following characteristics:

Subject: Re[2]: our private photos [random string of letters]
Attachment: photos.zip



Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 31, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 31, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date October 31, 2003
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Medium
  • Number of Infections: 50 - 999
  • Number of Sites: More than 10
  • Geographical Distribution: Medium
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Benjamin Nahorney

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