WORM SPREADS IN THE WILD
Virus Name : W32.Mimail.J@mm
Alias : I-Worm/Mimail.J, W32/Mimail-J, W32/Mimail.J@mm,
Virus type : Internet
level : medium
Mimail.J is a modified variant of Mimail.I worm. It attempts to steal credit card and personal information from the infected user. Mimail.J worm arrives as an e-mail attachment. It collects e-mail addresses stored in the local hard disk to distribute infected messages.
infected attachment name will be "www.paypal.com.pif" or "InfoUpdate.exe". The infected mail sample is given below.
Subject: IMPORTANT <random characters> or Problems with your PayPal account.
Dear PayPal member,
We regret to inform you that your account is about to be expired in next five business days. To avoid suspension of your account you have to reactivate it by providing us with your personal information.
To update your personal profile and continue using PayPal services you have to run the attached application to this email. Just run it and follow the instructions.
IMPORTANT! If you ignore this alert, your account will be suspended in next five business days and you will not be able to use PayPal anymore.
Thank you for using PayPal.
When the infected attachment is executed, it copies itself to
svchost32.exe in Windows folder. It also drops pp.gif, pp.hta in C:\ folder. Mimail.J collects e-mail addresses in the local system and stores it in a file el388.tmp. After checking the Internet connection, Mimail.J sends infected messages to all the e-mail addresses stored in el388.tmp. The worm uses its own SMTP engine to send infected messages.
Mimail.J modifies registry run section to load automatically on the next startup. The registry modification is given below.
Mimail.j displays fake paypal window and requests the user to enter Credit card number, pin number, social security number and personal details in the window. When the user typed and confirmed the information, it stores it in a file
PPINFO.SYS. Then it attempts to send the information to predefined e-mail addresses given in the worm. Mimail.J variant appeared on 17th November 2003.
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