2023W25 Weekly report => 19/06 2K23 - 25/06 2K23 MalSpam campaigns targeting Italy

Malware spread through the campaigns: AgentTesla, FormBook, QakBot, Remcos, SnakeLogger, 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 June 19 to June 25, 2023.

In the
monitored week , global campaigns declined from the previous week, with those targeting Italian users also declining.

The week was characterized by Password Stealers of the Families: AgentTesla, FormBook, QakBot, Remcos, SnakeLogger and Ursnif.

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 51 campaigns this week, 6 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_22 29/05 04/06
Week_23 05/06 11/06
Week_24 12/06 18/06
Week_25 19/06 25/06

During the week, the highest peak of campaigns was found on Wednesday, June 21 with 18 different campaigns. Same day for 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, 8 different families were detected:

The majority of the executable samples featured this week are MSILs (C#) covering 62.75% of the malware sent via e-mail. In second place are Win32s with 15.69%.
9.80% 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 a campaign themed "Offers".
QakBot spread through a campaign themed "Quotes".

Remcos spread through a campaign themed "Various".
SnakeLogger spread through a campaign themed "Orders".
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 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:

12/06/2023 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from June 12, 2023 to June 18, 2023
05/06/2023 => 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

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