Since 2011, a sophisticated series of cyberattacks have been launched against firms in Japan and South Korea. On Sept. 25, Kaspersky Lab revealed these attacks — codenamed "Icefog" — at a cybersecurity conference.
These assaults target specific information, such as passwords and critical files. And once the attackers have what they want, they cover their tracks and slip away into the void. The newly revealed attacks provide a glimpse into a shadowy world in which cybercrime and possible espionage are blurred together in attacks on strategic industries and their global supply chains.