A Possible crypto miner was detected on a host

Cortex XDR Analytics Alert Reference by Alert name

Product
Cortex XDR
Last date published
2024-06-04
Category
Analytics Alert Reference
Order
Alert name

Synopsis

Activation Period

14 Days

Training Period

30 Days

Test Period

N/A (single event)

Deduplication Period

1 Day

Required Data

  • Requires one of the following data sources:
    • Palo Alto Networks Platform Logs
      OR
    • XDR Agent

Detection Modules

ATT&CK Tactic

Impact (TA0040)

ATT&CK Technique

Resource Hijacking (T1496)

Severity

Medium

Description

The host produced traffic consistent with the crypto mining.

Attacker's Goals

Abuse resources to mine crypto coins.

Investigative actions

  • Check the host for crypto mining client software.
  • Look for differences in the resource consumption from this host.
  • Examine the client's network traffic for suspicious domain affiliated with mining or mining pools.