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Ice Fog  (Back to overview)

aka: IceFog, Dagger Panda, Trident, RedFoxtrot, Red Wendigo

Operate since at least 2011, from several locations in China, with members in Korea and Japan as well. Possibly linked to Onion Dog. This threat actor targets government institutions, military contractors, maritime and shipbuilding groups, telecommunications operators, and others, primarily in Japan and South Korea.


Associated Families
win.8t_dropper

References
2022-07-07Sentinel LABSTom Hegel
@online{hegel:20220707:targets:174ab91, author = {Tom Hegel}, title = {{Targets of Interest - Russian Organizations Increasingly Under Attack By Chinese APTs}}, date = {2022-07-07}, organization = {Sentinel LABS}, url = {https://www.sentinelone.com/labs/targets-of-interest-russian-organizations-increasingly-under-attack-by-chinese-apts/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2022-07-12} } Targets of Interest - Russian Organizations Increasingly Under Attack By Chinese APTs
8.t Dropper Korlia
2021-10-26KasperskyKaspersky Lab ICS CERT
@techreport{cert:20211026:attacks:6f30d0f, author = {Kaspersky Lab ICS CERT}, title = {{APT attacks on industrial organizations in H1 2021}}, date = {2021-10-26}, institution = {Kaspersky}, url = {https://ics-cert.kaspersky.com/media/Kaspersky-ICS-CERT-APT-attacks-on-industrial-organizations-in-H1-2021-En.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-11-08} } APT attacks on industrial organizations in H1 2021
8.t Dropper AllaKore AsyncRAT GoldMax LimeRAT NjRAT NoxPlayer Raindrop ReverseRAT ShadowPad Zebrocy
2021-02-28PWC UKPWC UK
@techreport{uk:20210228:cyber:bd780cd, author = {PWC UK}, title = {{Cyber Threats 2020: A Year in Retrospect}}, date = {2021-02-28}, institution = {PWC UK}, url = {https://www.pwc.co.uk/cyber-security/pdf/pwc-cyber-threats-2020-a-year-in-retrospect.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-03-04} } Cyber Threats 2020: A Year in Retrospect
elf.wellmess FlowerPower PowGoop 8.t Dropper Agent.BTZ Agent Tesla Appleseed Ave Maria Bankshot BazarBackdoor BLINDINGCAN Chinoxy Conti Cotx RAT Crimson RAT DUSTMAN Emotet FriedEx FunnyDream Hakbit Mailto Maze METALJACK Nefilim Oblique RAT Pay2Key PlugX QakBot REvil Ryuk StoneDrill StrongPity SUNBURST SUPERNOVA TrickBot TurlaRPC Turla SilentMoon WastedLocker WellMess Winnti ZeroCleare BRONZE EDGEWOOD
2021-01-13AlienVaultTom Hegel
@techreport{hegel:20210113:global:72b7b9d, author = {Tom Hegel}, title = {{A Global Perspective of the SideWinder APT}}, date = {2021-01-13}, institution = {AlienVault}, url = {https://cdn-cybersecurity.att.com/docs/global-perspective-of-the-sidewinder-apt.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-01-18} } A Global Perspective of the SideWinder APT
8.t Dropper Koadic SideWinder
2021-01-04nao_sec blognao_sec
@online{naosec:20210104:royal:041b9d3, author = {nao_sec}, title = {{Royal Road! Re:Dive}}, date = {2021-01-04}, organization = {nao_sec blog}, url = {https://nao-sec.org/2021/01/royal-road-redive.html}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-01-05} } Royal Road! Re:Dive
8.t Dropper Chinoxy FlowCloud FunnyDream Lookback
2020-09-16RiskIQJon Gross
@online{gross:20200916:riskiq:da4b864, author = {Jon Gross}, title = {{RiskIQ: Adventures in Cookie Land - Part 2}}, date = {2020-09-16}, organization = {RiskIQ}, url = {https://community.riskiq.com/article/56fa1b2f}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-09-23} } RiskIQ: Adventures in Cookie Land - Part 2
8.t Dropper Chinoxy Poison Ivy
2020-08-19RiskIQJon Gross, Cory Kennedy
@online{gross:20200819:riskiq:94e5ccf, author = {Jon Gross and Cory Kennedy}, title = {{RiskIQ Adventures in Cookie Land - Part 1}}, date = {2020-08-19}, organization = {RiskIQ}, url = {https://community.riskiq.com/article/5fe2da7f}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-09-23} } RiskIQ Adventures in Cookie Land - Part 1
8.t Dropper Chinoxy
2020-08-19NTT SecurityFumio Ozawa, Shogo Hayashi, Rintaro Koike
@techreport{ozawa:20200819:operation:445be8c, author = {Fumio Ozawa and Shogo Hayashi and Rintaro Koike}, title = {{Operation LagTime IT: Colorful Panda Footprint}}, date = {2020-08-19}, institution = {NTT Security}, url = {https://vb2020.vblocalhost.com/uploads/VB2020-20.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2022-07-29} } Operation LagTime IT: Colorful Panda Footprint
8.t Dropper Cotx RAT Poison Ivy TA428
2020-06-03Kaspersky LabsGReAT, Mark Lechtik, Giampaolo Dedola
@online{great:20200603:cycldek:ed9a830, author = {GReAT and Mark Lechtik and Giampaolo Dedola}, title = {{Cycldek: Bridging the (air) gap}}, date = {2020-06-03}, organization = {Kaspersky Labs}, url = {https://securelist.com/cycldek-bridging-the-air-gap/97157/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-06-03} } Cycldek: Bridging the (air) gap
8.t Dropper NewCore RAT PlugX USBCulprit Hellsing
2020-03-21MalwareLab.plMaciej Kotowicz
@online{kotowicz:20200321:royal:da8fd16, author = {Maciej Kotowicz}, title = {{On the Royal Road}}, date = {2020-03-21}, organization = {MalwareLab.pl}, url = {https://blog.malwarelab.pl/posts/on_the_royal_road/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-03-24} } On the Royal Road
8.t Dropper
2020-03-20Medium SebdravenSébastien Larinier
@online{larinier:20200320:new:3da1211, author = {Sébastien Larinier}, title = {{New version of chinoxy backdoor using COVID19 alerts document lure}}, date = {2020-03-20}, organization = {Medium Sebdraven}, url = {https://medium.com/@Sebdraven/new-version-of-chinoxy-backdoor-using-covid19-document-lure-83fa294c0746}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-03-26} } New version of chinoxy backdoor using COVID19 alerts document lure
8.t Dropper Chinoxy
2020-03-12Check Point ResearchCheck Point
@online{point:20200312:vicious:1d97e93, author = {Check Point}, title = {{Vicious Panda: The COVID Campaign}}, date = {2020-03-12}, organization = {Check Point Research}, url = {https://research.checkpoint.com/2020/vicious-panda-the-covid-campaign}, language = {English}, urldate = {2022-07-25} } Vicious Panda: The COVID Campaign
8.t Dropper Vicious Panda
2020-03-12Check PointCheck Point Research
@online{research:20200312:vicious:3218bb8, author = {Check Point Research}, title = {{Vicious Panda: The COVID Campaign}}, date = {2020-03-12}, organization = {Check Point}, url = {https://research.checkpoint.com/2020/vicious-panda-the-covid-campaign/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-03-13} } Vicious Panda: The COVID Campaign
8.t Dropper BYEBY Enfal Korlia Poison Ivy
2020-03-11Virus BulletinGhareeb Saad, Michael Raggi
@online{saad:20200311:attribution:3efcc0a, author = {Ghareeb Saad and Michael Raggi}, title = {{Attribution is in the object: using RTF object dimensions to track APT phishing weaponizers}}, date = {2020-03-11}, organization = {Virus Bulletin}, url = {https://www.virusbulletin.com/virusbulletin/2020/03/vb2019-paper-attribution-object-using-rtf-object-dimensions-track-apt-phishing-weaponizers/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-03-13} } Attribution is in the object: using RTF object dimensions to track APT phishing weaponizers
8.t Dropper
2020-03-04CrowdStrikeCrowdStrike
@techreport{crowdstrike:20200304:2020:818c85f, author = {CrowdStrike}, title = {{2020 CrowdStrike Global Threat Report}}, date = {2020-03-04}, institution = {CrowdStrike}, url = {https://go.crowdstrike.com/rs/281-OBQ-266/images/Report2020CrowdStrikeGlobalThreatReport.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-07-24} } 2020 CrowdStrike Global Threat Report
MESSAGETAP More_eggs 8.t Dropper Anchor BabyShark BadNews Clop Cobalt Strike CobInt Cobra Carbon System Cutwail DanaBot Dharma DoppelDridex DoppelPaymer Dridex Emotet FlawedAmmyy FriedEx Gandcrab Get2 IcedID ISFB KerrDown LightNeuron LockerGoga Maze MECHANICAL Necurs Nokki Outlook Backdoor Phobos Predator The Thief QakBot REvil RobinHood Ryuk SDBbot Skipper SmokeLoader TerraRecon TerraStealer TerraTV TinyLoader TrickBot Vidar Winnti ANTHROPOID SPIDER APT31 APT39 BlackTech BuhTrap Charming Kitten CLOCKWORK SPIDER DOPPEL SPIDER FIN7 Gamaredon Group Leviathan MONTY SPIDER MUSTANG PANDA NARWHAL SPIDER NOCTURNAL SPIDER PINCHY SPIDER Pirate Panda SALTY SPIDER SCULLY SPIDER SMOKY SPIDER Thrip VENOM SPIDER VICEROY TIGER
2019-09-22Check Point ResearchCheck Point Research
@online{research:20190922:rancor:e834f67, author = {Check Point Research}, title = {{Rancor: The Year of The Phish}}, date = {2019-09-22}, organization = {Check Point Research}, url = {https://research.checkpoint.com/2019/rancor-the-year-of-the-phish/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-03-04} } Rancor: The Year of The Phish
8.t Dropper Cobalt Strike
2019-07-23ProofpointMichael Raggi, Dennis Schwarz, Proofpoint Threat Insight Team
@online{raggi:20190723:chinese:804ec1c, author = {Michael Raggi and Dennis Schwarz and Proofpoint Threat Insight Team}, title = {{Chinese APT “Operation LagTime IT” Targets Government Information Technology Agencies in Eastern Asia}}, date = {2019-07-23}, organization = {Proofpoint}, url = {https://www.proofpoint.com/us/threat-insight/post/chinese-apt-operation-lagtime-it-targets-government-information-technology}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-02-06} } Chinese APT “Operation LagTime IT” Targets Government Information Technology Agencies in Eastern Asia
8.t Dropper Cotx RAT Poison Ivy TA428
2019-01-03m4n0w4r
@online{m4n0w4r:20190103:another:2f48120, author = {m4n0w4r}, title = {{Another malicious document with CVE-2017–11882}}, date = {2019-01-03}, url = {https://tradahacking.vn/another-malicious-document-with-cve-2017-11882-839e9c0bbf2f}, language = {Vietnamese}, urldate = {2020-03-11} } Another malicious document with CVE-2017–11882
8.t Dropper
2019Council on Foreign RelationsCyber Operations Tracker
@online{tracker:2019:icefog:b2b4284, author = {Cyber Operations Tracker}, title = {{Icefog}}, date = {2019}, organization = {Council on Foreign Relations}, url = {https://www.cfr.org/interactive/cyber-operations/icefog}, language = {English}, urldate = {2019-12-20} } Icefog
Ice Fog
2018-11-03m4n0w4r
@online{m4n0w4r:20181103:l:d496fbd, author = {m4n0w4r}, title = {{Là 1937CN hay OceanLotus hay Lazarus …}}, date = {2018-11-03}, url = {https://tradahacking.vn/l%C3%A0-1937cn-hay-oceanlotus-hay-lazarus-6ca15fe1b241}, language = {Vietnamese}, urldate = {2020-03-11} } Là 1937CN hay OceanLotus hay Lazarus …
8.t Dropper
2018-07-31Medium SebdravenSébastien Larinier
@online{larinier:20180731:malicious:571d2df, author = {Sébastien Larinier}, title = {{Malicious document targets Vietnamese officials}}, date = {2018-07-31}, organization = {Medium Sebdraven}, url = {https://medium.com/@Sebdraven/malicious-document-targets-vietnamese-officials-acb3b9d8b80a?}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-03-04} } Malicious document targets Vietnamese officials
8.t Dropper
2018-03Kaspersky LabsGReAT
@techreport{great:201803:icefog:2e293e6, author = {GReAT}, title = {{The 'Icefog' APT: A Tale of Cloak and Three Daggers}}, date = {2018-03}, institution = {Kaspersky Labs}, url = {https://d2538mqrb7brka.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2018/03/20133739/icefog.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-01-13} } The 'Icefog' APT: A Tale of Cloak and Three Daggers
Ice Fog
2014-01-14Kaspersky LabsVitaly Kamluk, Igor Soumenkov, Costin Raiu
@online{kamluk:20140114:icefog:bc79c50, author = {Vitaly Kamluk and Igor Soumenkov and Costin Raiu}, title = {{The Icefog APT Hits US Targets With Java Backdoor}}, date = {2014-01-14}, organization = {Kaspersky Labs}, url = {https://securelist.com/the-icefog-apt-hits-us-targets-with-java-backdoor/58209/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2019-12-20} } The Icefog APT Hits US Targets With Java Backdoor
Ice Fog
2013-09-25Kaspersky LabsGReAT
@online{great:20130925:icefog:7f2dd2b, author = {GReAT}, title = {{The Icefog APT: A Tale of Cloak and Three Daggers}}, date = {2013-09-25}, organization = {Kaspersky Labs}, url = {https://securelist.com/the-icefog-apt-a-tale-of-cloak-and-three-daggers/57331/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2019-12-20} } The Icefog APT: A Tale of Cloak and Three Daggers
Ice Fog

Credits: MISP Project