2023W07 Weekly report => 13/02 2K23 - 19/02 2K23 MalSpam campaigns  targeting Italy

Malware spread through the campaigns: AgentTesla, FormBook, Remcos, 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 Feb. 13 to Feb. 19, 2023.

In the monitored week, global campaigns decreased compared to the previous week, with those targeting Italian users also declining.

The week was characterized by Password Stealers of the Families: AgentTesla, FormBook, Remcos 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 83 campaigns this week, 8 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_04 23/01 29/01
Week_05 30/01 05/02
Week_06 06/02 12/02
Week_07 13/02 19/02

During the week the highest peak of campaigns was found on Thursday, February 16 with 22 different campaigns. On the same day the peak was found for the Italy target with 3 campaigns, as is highlighted by the chart below:

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

Instead, in this graph we see the distribution based on malware family. In the past week, 11 different families were detected:

The majority of the executable samples featured this week are MSILs (C#) covering 51.81% of the malware sent via e-mail. In second place are Win32s with 33.73%.
4.82% of the samples are Office documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, etc.).

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.
AgentTesla spread through a campaign themed "Payments".

AgentTesla spread through a campaign themed "Receipts".
FormBook spread through a campaign themed "Orders".

AgentTesla spread through a campaign themed "Orders".
Remcos - spread through a campaign themed "Documents".
Ursnif spread through a campaign themed "Shipments (GLS)".

FormBook spread through a campaign themed "Offers".
Remcos spread through a campaign themed "Documents".

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 January/ February

We invite you to check out the January and February 2023 reports to stay up-to-date on the malspam campaigns circulating in Italy

06/02/2023 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from February 06, 2023 to February 12, 2023
30/01/2023 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from Jan. 30, 2023 to Feb. 05, 2023
23/01/2023 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from January 23, 2023 to January 29, 2023
16/01/2023 => Weekly report of Italian Malspam campaigns from January 16, 2023 to January 22, 2023

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