2022W35 Weekly report => 29/08 2K22 - 04/09 2K22 MalSpam campaigns targeting Italy

Malware spread through the campaigns: Adwind, AgentTesla, Ave_Maria, FormBook, IcedID, Ursnif

Weekly report by TG Soft's C.R.A.M concerning Italian malspam campaigns.

Below the details of the campaigns massively spread during the week from Aug 29 to 
Sept 4, 2022.

In the monitored week, global campaigns increased sharply from the previous week, with those targeting Italian users increasing sharply.

The week was characterized by Password Stealers of the Families: Adwind, AgentTesla, Ave_Maria, FormBook, IcedID e Ursnif.

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 110 campaigns this week, 11 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:

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Week_33 15/08 21/08
Week_34 22/08 28/08
Week_35 29/08 04/09

During the week, the maximum peak of campaigns was found on Wednesday, August 31, with 28 different campaigns. On Thursday, September 01, the maximum peak of 4 campaigns was found for the Italy target, as is highlighted by the chart below:

The majority of the executable samples featured this week were developed in MSIL (C#) and covered 74.32% of the malware sent via e-mail. In second place is Delphi with 9.17%.
2.75% of the distributed samples are Office documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

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:

The Italian campaigns analyzed by TG Soft's C.R.A.M. were grouped according to macro categories, extracted from the subject of the email message exploited 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 "Invoices".
spread through two campaigns, the first themed "Pagamenti" and the second themed "Pickups".

AgentTesla -
spread through a campaign themed "Orders".
Ursnif -
spread through a campaign themed "Payments".

spread through three campaigns, the first themed "Payments", the second themed "Invoices" and the third themed "Orders".
IcedID -
spread through a campaign themed "Various".

Ave_Maria -
spread through a campaign themed "Payments".
Adwind -
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 August's campaigns

We invite you to check out the August reports to stay up-to-date on the malspam campaigns circulating in Italy:

22/08/2022 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from August 22, 2022 to August 28, 2022
15/08/2022 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from August 15, 2022 to August 21, 2022
08/08/2022 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from August 08, 2022 to August 14, 2022
01/08/2022 => Weekly report of Italian Malspam campaigns from August 01, 2022 to August 07, 2022

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