2022W37 Weekly report => 12/09 2K22 - 18/09 2K22 MalSpam campaigns targeting Italy

Malware spread through the campaigns:  AgentTesla, FormBook, LokiBot, IcedID, QakBot

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 Sept 12 to 
Sept 18, 2022.

In the monitored week, global campaigns decreased slightly from the previous week, those targeting Italian users increased.

The week was characterized by Password Stealers of the Families: AgentTesla, FormBook, LokiBot, IcedID and QakBot.

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 58 campaigns this week, 10 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_34 22/08 28/08
Week_35 29/08 04/09
Week_36 05/09 11/09
Week_37 12/09 18/09

During the week, the highest peak of campaigns was found on Tuesday, September 13, and Wednesday, September 14, tied with 15 different campaigns. Tuesday, September 13 saw the highest peak of 4 campaigns 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 58.62% of the malware sent via e-mail. In second place are Win32s with 18.97%.
5.17% 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, 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 "Orders".
IcedID -
spread through a campaign themed  "Various".
LokiBot -
spread through a campaign themed  "Orders".
QakBot -
spread through a campaign themed  "Various".

FormBook -
spread through two campaigns, the first themed  "Orders" and the second themed "Reservations".
IcedID -
spread through a campaign themed  "Various".

FormBook -
spread through a campaign themed  "Invoices".
IcedID -
spread through a campaign themed  "Various".

AgentTesla -
spread through a campaign themed "Payments".

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 August/September campaigns

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

05/09/2022 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from September 05, 2022 to September 11, 2022
29/08/2022 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from August 29, 2022 to September 04, 2022
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

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