2023W34 Weekly report => 21/08 2K23 - 27/08 2K23 MalSpam campaigns targeting Italy

Malware spread through the campaigns: AgentTesla, FormBook, StrelaStealer

Weekly report by TG Soft's CRAM concerning Italian malspam campaigns.

Below the details of the campaigns massively spread during the week from August 21 to
August 27, 2023.

In the monitored week, global campaigns increased compared to the previous week, with those targeting Italian users also increasing.

The week was characterized by Password Stealers of the Families:
AgentTesla, FormBook 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 53 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:

from to
Week_31 31/07 06/08
Week_32 07/08 13/08
Week_33 14/08 20/08
Week_34 21/08 27/08

During the week, the peak in global campaigns was found on Thursday, August 24 with 14 different campaigns. The peak of campaigns written in Italian was found on the same day with 5 campaigns, as highlighted by the graph 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, 6 different families were detected:

The majority of the executable samples featured this week are MSILs (C#) covering 43.40% of the malware sent via e-mail. In second place are Win32s with 37.73%.
11.32% of the analyzed samples 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 3 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.

FormBook -
spread through a campaign themed "Orders".

spread through a campaign themed "Payments".
spread through three campaigns, the first and second themed "Invoices" and the third themed "Payments".
StrelaStealer -
spread through a campaign themed "Invoices".

spread through a campaign themed "Invoices".

spread through a campaign themed "Invoices".

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 July/August campaigns

We invite you to check out the July/August 2023 reports to stay up-to-date on the malspam campaigns circulating in Italy.

14/08/2023 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from August 14, 2023 to August 20, 2023
07/08/2023 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from August 07, 2023 to August 13, 2023
31/07/2023 =>  Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from July 31, 2023 to August 06, 2023
24/07/2023 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from July 24, 2023 to July 30, 2023

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