It’s not a secret that cybercriminals use spam as a channel to spread malware: malicious objects are, as a rule, attached to the message. Spam might also contain a link to malicious web resources serving the ground of a phishing attack or are injected with a malicious code.
That means, once in the inbox, such emails would become an open door for a banking Trojan and, as a result, become a means of stealing money from online banking systems. It’s rare to find someone who has never encountered any type of spam in their life. A recent research conducted by Kaspersky Lab in association with B2B International revealed that 64% of respondents consider spam one of the most serious threats.