2024W04 Weekly report => 22/01 2K24 - 28/01 2K24 MalSpam campaigns targeting Italy

Malware spread through the campaigns: AgentTesla and Remcos

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

Below the details of the campaigns massively spread during the week from January
22 to January 28, 2024.

In the monitored week, global campaigns remained stable compared to last week; those written in Italian declined.

The week was characterized by Password Stealers of the Families: AgentTesla 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 29 campaigns during the week, 5 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_01 01/01 07/01
Week_02 08/01 14/01
Week_03 15/01 21/01
Week_04 22/01 28/01

During the week, the peak in global campaigns was found on Wednesday, January 24 with 10 different campaigns per day. The peak of campaigns written in Italian was the same day 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, 5 different families were detected:

This week's featured samples are MSIL (C#) executables, which cover 55.18% of malware sent via e-mail.
10.34% of the samples analyzed are Office files (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), tied with files written in VisualBasic (VB) and Delphi.

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 2 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 "Orders".
Remcos - spread through a campaign themed "Orders".

AgentTesla spread through a campaign themed "Quotations".
- spread through two campaigns, the first themed "Invoices" and the second 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 December/January campaigns

We invite you to check out the December 2023/January 2024 reports, to stay up-to-date oabout the malspam campaigns circulating in Italy.

15/01/2024 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from January 15, 2024 to January 21, 2024
07/01/2024 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from Jan. 07, 2024 to Jan. 14, 2024
01/01/2024 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from Jan. 01, 2024 to Jan. 07, 2024
25/12/2023 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from December 25, 2023 to December 31, 2023

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