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More MiMail Worms Spotted, Others On The Way

Another campaign of MiMail worms has been spammed onto the Internet this week, say security analysts, leading them to conclude that these phishing-style worms–which try to trick users into divulging financial information such as credit card account numbers–will continue unabated during 2004. MiMail.p, a worm that first appeared last week, was re-spammed by Russian attackers Wednesday, said officials at Kaspersky Labs, a Moscow-based security firm. Kaspersky, and others, including security intelligence firm iDefense, detected a mass mailing of a Trojan horse dubbed ‘small.cz,’ which in turn downloads the MiMail.p worm from a remote server and installs it on the compromised machine. Attackers have taken to using wide-scale spamming of e-mail messages with malicious file attachments as a way to spread their creations quickly, hoping to infect large numbers of systems before anti-virus companies can react with updated definition files. Full Story

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