How to remove Android.Pikspam?

December 2016


Android.Pikspam is the nickname of a new spam bot malware identified by Symantec that targets Android devices.

The robot is based on social engineering techniques, which are already widely used by cybercriminals to steal sensitive information to mobile users through seemingly legitimate emails. "Android.Pikspam" involves the sending of advertising SMS, promoting free versions of popular mobile games and also informing the user he just won a prize."

"The unsuspecting victims receive and follow the links provided in the messages to download an application which in fact is a Trojan horse" said Symantec.

Once installed on the mobile terminal, the robot will continously connect a "command-and-control" (C&C) server that retrieves and disseminates the SMS to a new contacts list.
Original document published on CommentcaMarche.net.

Related :

This document entitled « How to remove Android.Pikspam? » from CCM (ccm.net) is made available under the Creative Commons license. You can copy, modify copies of this page, under the conditions stipulated by the license, as this note appears clearly.