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 March 27 to April 02, 2023.
In the week monitored, global campaigns dropped sharply from the previous week, with a sharp drop in those targeting Italian users.
The week was characterized by Password Stealers of the Families: AgentTesla, FormBook, LokiBot, Mekotio, QakBot and Ursnif.
The week did not see the massive distribution of Malspam to spread 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 48 campaigns this week, 7 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:
During the week, the peak in campaigns was found on Thursday, March 30 with 13 different campaigns. Wednesday, March 29 was found to be the peak 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 spread 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 43.75% of the malware sent via e-mail. In second place are Win32s with 27.09%.
16.67% 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.
FormBook - spread through a campaign themed "Payments".
Mekotio - spread through a campaign themed"Invoices".
AgentTesla - spread through a campaign themed "Quotation".
FormBook - spread through a campaign themed "Shipping".
LokiBot - spread through a campaign themed "Deliveries".
Ursnif - spread through a campaign themed "Revenue Agency".
QakBot - spread through a campaign themed "Various/Reply-Chain".
In the past week, the massive sending of MalSpam emails for the spread of the Emotet malware, was not detected
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