Spoof E-Mail Virus Spread Slowing...Mimail.J remains a problem

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  1. AplusWebMaster

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    :( FYI...

    http://www.reuters.com/printerFriendlyPopup.jhtml?type=internetNews&storyID=3864578
    "..It appears that the spread of the Mimail.J virus, first discovered on November 17, 2003, is slowing. According to Craig Schmugar, a virus research engineer at Network Associates Inc., Mimail.J is now a low risk threat, but it remains a problem because the information it is targeting could be used for identity theft or 'regular' theft. Mimail.J, which is the tenth variant of the virus since August 2003, arrives as an e-mail purportedly from online payment provider PayPal asking users to send back financial information in a form attached to the message...EBay would never send you an attachment or ask for your information over e-mail, said PayPal spokeswoman Amanda Pires..."

    http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid14_gci937957,00.html
    "...Since Mimail-J first appeared Friday, UK-based e-mail filtering outsourcer MessageLabs said it has stopped more than 70,000 copies..."


    EDIT/ADD:
    - Removal tool here:
    http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.mimail.removal.tool.html
     
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