2023W24 Weekly report => 12/06 2K23 - 18/06 2K23 MalSpam campaigns targeting Italy

Malware spread through the campaigns: AgentTesla, FormBook, LokiBot, QakBot, RAT, StrelaStealer

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:

from to
Week_21 22/05 28/05
Week_22 29/05 04/06
Week_23 05/06 11/06
Week_24 12/06 18/06

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:

05/05/2023 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from June 05, 2023 to June 11, 2023
29/05/2023 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from May 29, 2023 to June 04, 2023
22/05/2023 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from May 22, 2023 to May 28, 2023
15/05/2023 => Weekly report of Italian Malspam campaigns from May 15, 2023 to May 21, 2023

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