New Mimail worm disguised as PayPal e-mail

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Users are being warned about a new variant of the Mimail worm on the loose that takes victims to a fake PayPal web page in an attempt to steal credit card details, silicon.com reports.

The variant, W32/Mimail-I, hits inboxes with the subject line "Your Paypal.com account expires" and tells the users they need to update their credit card details because of a new security policy being implemented.

The email tells the victim not to send personal information via email, saying that email is insecure – and asks them to run an attached program instead. The attached file, 'www.paypal.com.scr', brings up a pop-up box with a PayPal logo when run that requests a user's credit card details including card number, PIN number and expiry date.

Not only are gullible or unsuspecting users fleeced of their credit card details but Mimail-I sends itself to everybody whose email address appears on the victim's hard disk in order to spread itself.
 

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Thanks for the warning, as I received this e-mail. I don't think that I would have given my details but then again who knows.
Anyway thanks to your report they got nothing.
Cheers.
 
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