2023W43 Weekly report => 23/10 2K23 - 29/10 2K23 MalSpam campaigns targeting Italy

Malware spread through the campaigns: AgentTesla, PikaBot, Remcos

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

Below the details of the campaigns massively spread during the week from October 23 to October
29, 2023.

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

The week was characterized by Password Stealers of the Families:
AgentTesla, PikaBot and 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 41 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_40 02/10 08/10
Week_41 09/10 15/10
Week_42 16/10 22/10
Week_43 23/10 29/10

During the week, the peak in global campaigns was found on Wednesday, October 25 with 12 different campaigns. The peak of campaigns written in Italian was found on Friday, October 27 with 3 campaigns, as highlighted 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, 6 different families were detected:

The majority of the executable samples featured this week are MSILs (C#) covering 51.22% of the malware sent via e-mail, in second place of the executable files are Win32s with 17.07%.
9.76% 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 "Payments".

AgentTesla - spread through a campaign themed "Payments".

AgentTesla spread through a campaign themed "Orders".

AgentTesla spread through two campaigns, the first themed "Ordersand the second themed "Quotations".

AgentTesla spread through a campaign themed "Documents".
spread through a campaign themed "Documents".
Remcos spread through a campaign themed "Offers".

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:

16/10/2023 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from October 16, 2023 to October 22, 2023
09/10/2023 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from October 09, 2023 to October 15, 2023
02/10/2023 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from Oct. 02, 2023 to Oct. 08, 2023
25/09/2023 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from September 25, 2023 to October 01, 2023

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