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W32.Mimail.I@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
November 13, 2003
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:13:51 PM
Also Known As:
W32.Paylap@mm, W32.Mimail.H@mm, W32/Mimail-I [Sophos], WORM_MIMAIL.I [Trend], Win32.Mimail.I [Computer Assoc, W32/Mimail.i@MM [McAfee], I-Worm.Mimail.i [Kaspersky]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

W32.Mimail.I@mm is a mass-mailing worm that attempts to steal credit card information. The worm displays a form that asks the user to enter their credit card information. (See the "Technical Details" section for an illustration of a fake "PayPal Secure Application" window.) This information is saved and later emailed to several predetermined email addresses.

The email has the following characteristics:

Subject: YOUR PAYPAL.COM ACCOUNT EXPIRES
Attachment: paypal.asp.scr -or-
www.paypal.com.scr


Note: Virus definitions dated prior to November 17, 2003 may detect this threat as W32.Paylap@mm or W32.Mimail.H@mm.


Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version November 13, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version November 13, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date November 13, 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: High
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Moderate

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Heather Shannon

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