Weekly report by TG Soft's CRAM concerning Italian malspam campaigns.
Below the details of the campaigns massively spread during the week from September 04 to September 10, 2023.
In the monitored week, global campaigns decreased compared to the previous week; those targeting Italian users increased.
The week was characterized by Password Stealers of the Families: Ave_Maria, FormBook, Remcos 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 44 campaigns this week, 7 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 peak in global campaigns was found on Monday, September 4 with 11 different campaigns. The peak of campaigns written in Italian was found on the same day with 4 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, 8 different families were detected:
The majority of the executable samples featured this week are MSILs (C#) covering 47.73% of the malware sent via e-mail. In second place are Win32s with 34.09%.
11.36% 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 4 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 three campaigns, the first and second themed"Payments" and the third themed "Reservations".
Remcos - spread through a campaign themed "Quotations".
StrelaStealer - spread through a campaign themed "Invoices".
Remcos - spread through a campaign themed "Offers".
Ave_Maria - 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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