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W32.Mimail.M@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
December 3, 2003
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:14:38 PM
Also Known As:
W32.Mimail.Gen, W32/Mimail.m@MM [McAfee], I-Worm.Mimail.m [Kaspersky], WORM_MIMAIL.M [Trend], W32/Mimail-M [Sophos], Win32.Mimail.M [Computer Assoc
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP


W32.Mimail.M@mm is a variant of W32.Mimail.L@mm.

The email has the following characteristics:

Subject: Re[3]
Attachment:

Wendy.zip (Contains the file Wendy.exe)

or

Only_for_greg.zip (Contains the file For_greg.jpg.exe)


Notes:
    • The Wendy.zip file is found only in copies of the worm that were part of the initial distribution of the worm by its creator. Once these initial copies are opened, if the Wendy.exe file is run, all the subsequent copies will have the file, Only_for_greg.zip, attached.
    • Virus definitions dated prior to December 3, 2003 may detect this as W32.Mimail.Gen.



Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 3, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 3, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date December 3, 2003
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Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Moderate

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Kevin Ha

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