2023W02 Weekly report => 09/01 2K23 - 15/01 2K23 MalSpam campaigns  targeting Italy

Malware spread through the campaigns:  FormBook, PureLogs, 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 Jan 09 to Jan 15, 2023.

Global campaigns increased in the monitored week compared to the previous week, with those targeting Italian users also increasing.

The week was characterized by Password Stealers of the Families:
FormBook, PureLogs 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 41 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:

from to
Week_51 19/12 25/12
Week_52 26/12 01/01
Week_01 02/01 08/01
Week_02 09/01 15/01

During the week, the maximum peak of campaigns was found on Thursday, January 12 with 12 different campaigns. The maximum peak of 2 campaigns for the Italy target was found on Wednesday, January 11, as is highlighted 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, 8 different families were detected:

The majority of the executable samples featured this week are Win32s covering 46.34% of the malware sent via e-mail. In second place are MSILs (C#) with 31.71%.
12.20% of the samples are Office documents.

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 exploited for malware distribution (malspam). Below we see the subjects used in the various campaigns divided by day and type of malware.
PureLogs - spread through a campaign themed "Invoices".

Ursnif - spread through a campaign themed "Revenue Agency".

FormBook spread through a campaign themed "Reservations".
Ursnif spread through a campaign themed "Courier BRT".

Ursnif veicolato tramite una campagna la a tema "Revenue Agency".

FormBook veicolato tramite una campagna la a tema "Shipments".

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 campaigns for the month of December/January

We invite you to check out the December 2022/January 2023 reports to stay up-to-date on the malspam campaigns circulating in Italy:

02/01/2023 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from Jan. 02, 2023 to Jan. 09, 2023
26/12/2022 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from December 26, 2022 to January 01, 2023
19/12/2022 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from December 19, 2022 to December 25, 2022
12/12/2022 => Weekly report of Italian Malspam campaigns from December 12, 2022 to December 18, 2022

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