2023W51 Weekly report => 18/12 2K23 - 24/12 2K23 MalSpam campaigns targeting Italy

Malware spread through the campaigns: AgentTesla, PikaBot, Remcos

Weekly report by TG Soft's CRAM concerning Italian malspam campaigns.

Below the details of the campaigns massively spread during the week from 
December 18 to December 24, 2023.

In the
monitored week , global campaigns declined from the previous week, with those targeting Italian users also declining.

The week was characterized by Password Stealers of the Families: 
AgentTesla, PikaBot, and Remcos.

The blue bar indicates the total number of campaigns monitored in Italy in each week, while the red bar concerns campaigns written in Italian (targeting Italy).

We monitored 32 campaigns during the week, 9 of which used Italian as their language.

In order to understand how the various weeks are divided, below is a small table showing the breakdown of the periods considered:

from to
Week_48 27/11 03/12
Week_49 04/12 10/12
Week_50 11/12 17/12
Week_51 18/12 24/12

During the week, the peak in global campaigns was found on Wednesday, December 20 with 11 different campaigns. The peak of campaigns written in Italian was found on the same day with 4 campaigns, as highlighted by the graph below:

In the following chart we see the malware families spread globally for each day in the week:

Instead in this graph we see the distribution based on malware family. In the past week, 5 different families were detected:

The majority of the executable samples that featured this week are MSILs (C#) covering 53.13% of the malware sent via e-mail, in second place of the executable files, are Win32s with 6.25%.
25% of the analyzed samples are Scripts (JS, VBS, WSF, etc.).

In the picture below we can see the various types of languages with which malware is developed:

In the following graph we see the distribution of the various types of languages divided by day:


In this graph you can see the malware families that were spread with target Italy (written in Italian) in the week, composed of 3 different families:

 The Italian campaigns analyzed by TG Soft's C.R.A.M. were grouped according to macro categories, obtained from the subject of the email message used for malware distribution (malspam). Below we see the subjects used in the various campaigns divided by day and type of malware.  

AgentTesla spread through a campaign themed "Payments".

AgentTesla spread through a campaign themed "Payments".
spread through two campaigns, the first themed "Pricesand the second themed "Quotations".

AgentTesla spread through two campaigns, the first themed "Ordersand the second themed "Payments".
PikaBot spread through a campaign themed "Various".
Remcos spread through a campaign themed "Prices".

PikaBot spread through a campaign themed "Various".

In the past week the massive sending of MalSpam emails, for the spread of the Emotet malware, was not detected.
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Check out the November/December campaigns

We invite you to check out the November/December 2023 reports, to stay up-to-date oabout the malspam campaigns circulating in Italy.

11/12/2023 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from December 11, 2023 to December 17, 2023
04/12/2023 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from December 04, 2023 to December 10, 2023
27/11/2023 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from November 27, 2023 to December 03, 2023
20/11/2023 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from November 20, 2023 to November 26, 2023

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