2024W08 Weekly report => 19/02 2K24 - 25/02 2K24 MalSpam campaigns targeting Italy

Malware spread through the campaigns: AgentTesla, Astaroth, FormBook, PikaBot, Remcos, SnakeLogger

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

Below the details of the campaigns massively spread during the week from
February 19 to February 25, 2024.

In the monitored week, global campaigns declined compared to the previous week; those written in Italian also declined.

The week was characterized by Password Stealers of the Families:
AgentTesla, Astaroth, FormBook, PikaBot, Remcos and SnakeLogger.

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 16 campaigns during the 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_05 29/01 04/02
Week_06 05/02 11/02
Week_07 12/02 18/02
Week_08 19/02 25/02

During the week, the peak in global campaigns was found on Monday, February 19 with 5 different campaigns per day. The peak of campaigns written in Italian was found on Thursday 22 with 3 campaigns per day, 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:

This week's featured samples are MSIL executables (C#) and Win32 executables, which cover 25% of the malware sent via email.
25% of the files are scripts (JavaScript, VB Script, Powershell, 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 6 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

Astaroth spread through a campaign themed  "Invoices".
AgentTesla spread through a campaign themed "Payments".

Remcos spread through a campaign themed  "Shipping".
SnakeLogger spread through a campaign themed  "Quotations".

Astaroth spread through a campaign themed  "Invoices".
PikaBot - spread through a campaign themed  "Policies".
Remcos - spread through a campaign themed  "Shipping".

FormBook 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 January/February campaigns

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

12/02/2024 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from February 12, 2024 to February 18, 2024
05/02/2024 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from Feb. 05, 2024 to Feb. 11, 2024
29/01/2024 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from Jan. 29, 2024 to Feb. 04, 2024
22/01/2024 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from January 22, 2024 to January 28, 2024

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