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 June 12 to June 18, 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: AgentTesla, FormBook, LokiBot, QakBot, RAT and StrelaStealer.
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 75 campaigns this week, 11 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 highest peak of campaigns was found on Monday, June 12 with 26 different campaigns. Thursday, June 15 was the peak for the Italy target with 4 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, 10 different families were detected:
The majority of the executable samples featured this week are Win32s covering 34.67% of the malware sent via e-mail. In second place, at a short distance, are MSILs (C#) with 33.33%.
16% of the samples examined are Office documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, etc.)
In the picture below we can see the various types of languages with which malware is developed:
In the following graph we see the distribution of the various types of languages divided by day:
In this graph you can see the malware families that were spread with target Italy (written in Italian) in the week, composed of 6 different families:
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.
AgentTesla - spread through two campaigns, the first themed "Orders" and the second themed "Offers".
StrelaStealer - spread through a campaign themed "Various".
AgentTesla - spread through a campaign themed "Orders".
RAT - spread through a campaign themed"Payments".
FormBook - spread through a campaign themed "Orders".
LokiBot - - spread through a campaign themed ""Payments".
QakBot - spread through two campaigns, the first themed "Invoices" and the second themed "Cancellations".
StrelaStealer - - spread through a campaign themed " "Invoices".
AgentTesla - - spread through a campaign themed " "Various".
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 May/June
We invite you to check out the May/June 2023 reports to stay up-to-date on the malspam campaigns circulating in Italy:
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