2024W18 Weekly report => 29/04 2K24 - 05/05 2K24 MalSpam campaigns targeting Italy

Malware spread through the campaigns: AgentTesla, BluStealer, FormBook

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

Below the details of the campaigns massively spread during the week from April
29 to May 5, 2024.

In the monitored week both global campaigns and campaigns written in Italian increased compared to the previous week.

The week was characterized by Password Stealers of the Families:
 AgentTesla, BluStealer and FormBook.

The blue bar indicates the total number of campaigns monitored in Italy in each week, while the red bar concerns campaigns written in Italian (and targeting Italy).

We monitored 40 campaigns during the week, 14 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_15 08/04 14/04
Week_16 15/04 21/04
Week_17 22/04 28/04
Week_18 29/04 05/05

During the week, the peak of global campaigns was found on Tuesday, April 30, and Friday, May 03, with 10 different campaigns per day. The peak of campaigns written in Italian was found on Tuesday, April 30 with 5 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:

This week's featured samples are AUTOIT executables, covering 37.50% of malware sent via e-mail.
In second place are MSIL (C#) executable files with 30%.
Office files (Word, Excel, etc.) account for 15%.

In the picture below we can see the various types of language used to develop malware:

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 spread during the week with target Italy (written in Italian) and 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 three campaigns, the first and second themed "Bookings" and the third themed  "Orders".
spread through a campaign themed "Various".
BluStealer spread through a campaign themed "Orders".

AgentTesla spread through three campaignsthe first themed "Bookings", the second themed "Payments" and the third themed  "Shipping".

AgentTesla - spread through two campaigns themed  "Bookings".

AgentTesla - spread through two campaigns, the first themed  "Bookings" and the second themed "Various".

AgentTesla - spread through a campaign themed "Bookings".

AgentTesla 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 April campaigns

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

22/04/2024 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from April 22, 2024 to April 28, 2024
15/04/2024 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from April 15, 2024 to April 21, 2024
08/04/2024 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from April 08, 2024 to April 14, 202
01/04/2024 => Weekly report of Italian MalSpam campaigns from April 01, 2024 to April 07, 2024


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