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Category: Malware

Type: Email-Worm

Aliases: Email-Worm:W32/Mimail


Variants in the Worm:W32/Mimail family are worms that propagate in email messages. The worm code itself is hidden in infected EXE or ZIP attachments.


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Technical Details

Some Mimail variants include a payload, which may involve stealing credit card information or conducting Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks against pre-determined websites.

For representative examples of Mimail variants, please see the descriptions below: