Dystrybucja trojana rozpoczęła się dnia 15 stycznia 2004 przy użyciu technik spamowych.
Zainfekowane wiadomości posiadają następujące pola:
- Data wysłania: 15 stycznia 2004, godzina 3:08
PAYPAL.COM NEW YEAR OFFER
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- Nazwa załącznika: paypal.exe.
Po uruchomieniu trojan pobiera robaka internetowego Mimail.p (program Kaspersky Anti-Virus wykrywa tego szkodnika od 7 stycznia 2003) ze strony WWW. Przed uruchomieniem robak zapisywany jest w pliku c:\tmp.exe.