New Virus Poses as PayPal Email

Earlier today the MIMAIL.J virus began infecting computer systems attached to the Internet. Infected systems send email to addresses in the Web cache and other email addresses stored on the infected computer.

The MIMAIL.J virus purports to be from, an online financial services business. The email message misleads the recipient to open the attachment and provide personal information. Screenshots of the viral attachments indicate that the intent is to collect your credit card number, 3 digit credit card security number, credit card expiration date, and PayPal PIN.

Our campus anti-virus software vendor made definitions files available and they were installed at approximately 2:45 P.M.

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As of about 5:00 P.M. today, updated anti-virus definition files from all the major vendors will identify and clean an infected system.