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Yet Another Mimail Variant Surfaces

On the heels of the Mimail.P worm surfacing on Wednesday, security vendor Sophos Thursday issued an alert for the N variant. Like Mimail.P, W32/Mimail-N is a mass-mailing worm that disguises itself as a legitimate form from Paypal credit card information. If a network connection is detected on execution then two forms are displayed asking for credit card and personal information. Once this information is filled in, it is sent to a remote web site. If a network connection is not detected then the start page of Internet Explorer is changed to a web site with a satirical picture. The worm copies itself to ee98af.tmp and winmgr32.exe in the Windows folder and sets the following registry entry so that the latter is run on system startup: Full Story

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