posted on Jan, 27 2004 @ 07:12 PM
I don't see why they called it a "high risk", it is really just your common email worm.
Plus it's really easy to see, that few variants I saw so far, well, their executable (either message.exe or readme.exe) could be seen running right
in the task manager.
I think they just sended it on a larger scale, so of course, they fooled more people into openning it.
The first mimail worm, who it is really similar, first was discovered in august 2003. But that wasn't the first auto-mailing email worm.