Weekly report by TG Soft's CRAM concerning Italian malspam campaigns.
Below the details of the campaigns massively spread during the week from October 09 to October 15, 2023.
In the monitored week global campaigns decreased compared to the previous week, with those targeting Italian users also declining.
The week was characterized by Password Stealers of the Families: AgentTesla, Remcos
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 35 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 of global campaigns was found on Thursday, Oct. 12 with 13 different campaigns. The peak of campaigns written in Italian was found on Monday 09, Thursday 05 and Thursday 12 October with 2 campaigns per day, as is evidenced by the graph below:
In the following chart we see the malware families spread globally for each day in the week:
Instead in this graph we see the distribution based on malware family. In the past week, 5 different families were detected:
The majority of the executable samples featured this week are MSILs (C#) covering 54.29% of the malware sent via e-mail, in second place of the executable files are Win32s with 11.43%.
14.28% 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.
AgentTesla - spread through a campaign themed "Purchases".
Ursnif - spread through a campaign themed "Revenue Agency".
AgentTesla - spread through a campaign themed "Shipping".
Remcos - spread through a campaign themed "Documents".
AgentTesla - spread through two campaigns, the first themed "Orders" and the second themed "Various".
Remcos - spread through a campaign themed "Payments".
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 September/October campaigns
We invite you to check out the September/October 2023 reports to stay up-to-date on the malspam campaigns circulating in Italy:
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