Cyber-Threat Report regarding August 2020 cyber attacks in Italy

New August 2020 Report on Cyber Threats and Attacks Occurring in Italy by TG Soft's Anti-Malware Research Center


Overview of threats in Italy in August

August saw a slight decrease in cyber attacks and a slight decrease in the number of malware clusters compared to July.

In August, Emotet continued its malspam campaigns toward Italian users, jumping to the top spot on the list of the most widespread malware in Italy.

In the first week of August we had a diversification of malware attacks. In the middle weeks of August, most infections come from Emotet.
Ursnif was little active in August, encountered new "INPS"-themed campaigns.

Various password stealers were present such as AgentTesla, MassLogger, and QakBot. There were RDP attacks that carried ransomware: Matrix, Phobos, and LockBit. In August, a new Italian cyber-criminal was identified with the spyware DuckRat in Operation Donald Duck.



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