A new variant of the MIMAIL worm has been found. Smart-Info received numerous infection reports of this new malware spreading in the world. This mass-mailing worm has the ability of generating random email subjects, message bodies and attachment file names. This worm also has backdoor capabilities.
The virus arrives in an email message as follows:
From: (Spoofed email sender) Do not assume that the sender address is an indication that the sender is infected. Additionally you may receive alert messages from a mail server that you are infected, which may not be the case.
Subject: (Varies, such as) Error Status Server Report Mail Transaction Failed Mail Delivery System Hello Hi
Body: (Varies, such as) The message cannot be represented in 7-bit ASCII encoding and has been sent as a binary attachment. The message contains Unicode characters and has been sent as a binary attachment. Mail transaction failed. Partial message is available.
Attachment: (varies [.bat, .exe, .pif, .cmd, .scr] - often arrives in a ZIP archive) (22,528 bytes)