What Is Malspam?
Short definition: Malspam, or malicious spam, is a dangerous form of spam, containing files or objects, like URLs with malicious character.
Malspam or malicious spam is the form of spam that is mainly encountered when cybercriminals and hackers want to conduct infection on a mass of users. You may encounter this form of spam to appear on your private messages, e-mail and any other form of inbox. This type of spam often carries different infection objects, such as:
- Malicious files attached.
- Malicious URLs.
Most malspam attacks often contain convincing messages that can be of different kinds, for example:
- A message from a hacked account of a friend, asking you to open a video, which may lead to an external link.
- Message asking to open any other type of link.
- Fake “prize won” messages.
- Fake survey links.
- Fake “see this pic” attachments.
The hackers often use events that are fresh and hot topics.
For more definitions, check our Cyber Dictionary.