A Torrent client was detected on a host

Cortex XDR Analytics Alert Reference by Alert name

Product
Cortex XDR
Last date published
2024-06-18
Category
Analytics Alert Reference
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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
      OR
    • Third-Party Firewalls

Detection Modules

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Informational

Description

The host produced traffic consistent with the BitTorrent protocol.
Torrents may expose your organization to new malware or allow attackers/ malicious insiders to exfiltrate data.

Attacker's Goals

Exfiltrate data or as a phishing entry point.

Investigative actions

  • Check the host for torrent client software.
  • Look at the download's folder for foreign files or Torrent files.
  • Examine the client's network traffic for uploaded or downloaded file hashes.

Variations

A Torrent client was detected on a host

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Informational

Description

The host produced traffic consistent with the BitTorrent protocol.
Torrents may expose your organization to new malware or allow attackers/ malicious insiders to exfiltrate data.

Attacker's Goals

Exfiltrate data or as a phishing entry point.

Investigative actions

  • Check the host for torrent client software.
  • Look at the download's folder for foreign files or Torrent files.
  • Examine the client's network traffic for uploaded or downloaded file hashes.