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Android.Pikspam

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
December 18, 2012
Updated:
December 19, 2012 5:46:15 PM
Type:
Trojan
Systems Affected:
Android
Android.Pikspam is a Trojan horse for Android devices that sends spam SMS messages from the compromised device.

Android package file
The Trojan may arrive as a package with the following characteristics:

Package name: com.example.smsmessaging
APK:
  • angrybirds.apk
  • gtavicecity.apk
  • needforspeed.apk
Version: 1.0
Name: GamerPlusk


Installation
Once installed, the application will display an icon with an image of a cartoon police officer and the following text:
GamerPlusk



Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 18, 2012 revision 024
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 19, 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 18, 2012 revision 016
  • Latest Daily Certified version December 18, 2012 revision 020
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date December 19, 2012
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Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium
  • Payload: Sends SMS messages from the compromised device.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Branko Spasojevic

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