2022W47 Weekly report => 21/11 2K22 - 27/11 2K22 MalSpam campaigns targeting Italy

Malware spread through the campaigns: AgentTesla, Formbook, LokiBot, 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 Nov. 21 to Nov 27, 2022.

The downward trend continues; in the week monitored, global campaigns declined sharply from the previous week; those targeting Italian users also declined sharply.

The week was characterized by Password Stealers of the Families:
AgentTesla, Formbook, LokiBot and Ursnif.

The week did not see the massive distribution of Malspam due to the spread of the Emotet malware.

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 46 campaigns this week, 6 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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During the week the maximum peak of campaigns was found on Monday, November 21 and Friday, November 25 with 11 different campaigns. The maximum peak of 2 campaigns for the Italy target was found on Wednesday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 25, as is evidenced by the graph below:

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

Instead, in this graph we see the distribution based on malware family. In the past week, 14 different families were detected:

The majority of the executable samples featured this week were developed in MSIL (C#) and covered 48.89% of the malware sent via e-mail. In second place are Win32s with 17.78%.
22.22% of the distributed samples are Office documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

In the picture below we can see the various types of languages used in malware development:

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

In this graph we 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.

LokiBot - spread through a campaign themed "Quotes".

Ursnif - spread through two campaigns, the first themed "DHL" and the second themed "BRT".

AgentTesla -
spread through a campaign themed "Offers".

FormBook -
spread through a campaign themed "Orders".
spread through a campaign themed "Orders".

In the past week, the massive sending of MalSpam emails to spread the Emotet malware was not detected

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Check out the October/November campaigns

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

14/11/2022 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from November 14, 2022 to November 20, 2022
07/11/2022 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from November 07, 2022 to November 13, 2022
31/10/2022 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from October 31, 2022 to November 06, 2022
24/10/2022 => Weekly report of Italian Malspam campaigns from October 24, 2022 to October 30, 2022

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