2023W17 Weekly report => 04/24 2K23 - 04/30 2K23 MalSpam campaigns targeting Italy

Malware spread through the campaigns: AgentTesla, Downloader, FormBook, Remcos, sLoad, STRRAT, 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 April 24 to April 30, 2023.

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

The week was characterized by  Password Stealers of the Families: AgentTesla, FormBook, Remcos, sLoad, STRRAT 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 49 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:

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Week_14 03/04 09/04
Week_15 10/04 16/04
Week_16 17/04 23/04
Week_17 24/04 30/04

During the week the highest peak of campaigns was found on Thursday, April 27 with 14 different campaigns. Monday, April 24 and Thursday, April 27 tied for the peak for the Italy target with 3 daily 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, 9 different families were detected:

The majority of the executable samples featured this week are MSILs (C#) covering 73.47% of the malware sent via e-mail. In second place are Win32s with 14.29%.
2.04% of the samples analyzed were 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.
Remcos - spread through two campaigns, the first themed "Documents" and the second themed "Shipping".
AgentTesla - spread through a campaign themed  "Orders".

sLoad - spread through a campaign themed "Payments".

Downloader - spread through a campaign themed  "Quotes".
STRRAT spread through a campaign themed "Requests".
Ursnif - spread through a campaign themed "Payments".

FormBook - spread through a campaign themed  "Orders".

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 campaigns for the month of March/April


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

17/04/2023 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from April 17, 2023 to April 25, 2023
10/04/2023 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from April 10, 2023 to April 16, 2023
03/04/2023 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from April 03, 2023 to April 09, 2023
27/03/2023 => Weekly report of Italian Malspam campaigns from March 27, 2023 to April 02, 2023

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