new email virus/worm - beware

  1. Yak
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    'Mimail' worm on the loose
    Staff writers and wires
    August 4, 2003


    A NEW worm affecting Microsoft Internet Explorer and Outlook Express users has appeared, which disguises itself as a mail administrator's message.

    A security bulletin on the company's website says Microsoft started investigating a "mass mailer worm," dubbed W32/Mimail(at)MM, late Friday.

    The message comes with a subject line "your mail" and contains a message which appears to be from the user's mail administrator, advising them that the account is being closed:

    Hello there,

    I would like to inform you about important information regarding your email address. This email address will be expiring. Please read attachment for details.
 
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