A non-browser process accessed a website UI

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:
    • Palo Alto Networks Url Logs

Detection Modules

ATT&CK Tactic

Command and Control (TA0011)

ATT&CK Technique

Web Service (T1102)

Severity

Informational

Description

An uncommon network communication between a non-browser process and a website UI.

Attacker's Goals

Data exfiltration or attack tool staging.

Investigative actions

  • Examine the host to verify that the host was not part of infiltration or data exfiltration from the organization.
  • Verify that the host doesn't have sensitive company data that can be easily exfiltrated.

Variations

Suspicious content upload to a known text share website by Non browser process

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Command and Control (TA0011)

ATT&CK Technique

Web Service (T1102)

Severity

High

Description

Uncommon data upload to a known text share website through a Non-browser process.

Attacker's Goals

Data exfiltration or attack tool staging.

Investigative actions

  • Examine the host to verify that the host was not part of infiltration or data exfiltration from the organization.
  • Verify that the host doesn't have sensitive company data that can be easily exfiltrated.


Uncommon data upload to a website through a Non-browser process

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Command and Control (TA0011)

ATT&CK Technique

Web Service (T1102)

Severity

Low

Description

Uncommon data upload to a website through a Non browser process.

Attacker's Goals

Data exfiltration or attack tool staging.

Investigative actions

  • Examine the host to verify that the host was not part of infiltration or data exfiltration from the organization.
  • Verify that the host doesn't have sensitive company data that can be easily exfiltrated.


Uncommon data download from a known text share website through a Non-browser process

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Command and Control (TA0011)

ATT&CK Technique

Web Service (T1102)

Severity

Medium

Description

Uncommon content download from a known text share website through a Non browser process.

Attacker's Goals

Data exfiltration or attack tool staging.

Investigative actions

  • Examine the host to verify that the host was not part of infiltration or data exfiltration from the organization.
  • Verify that the host doesn't have sensitive company data that can be easily exfiltrated.