A process was executed with a command line obfuscated by Unicode character substitution

Cortex XDR Analytics Alert Reference by Alert name

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

Activation Period

14 Days

Training Period

30 Days

Test Period

N/A (single event)

Deduplication Period

6 Hours

Required Data

  • Requires:
    • XDR Agent

Detection Modules

ATT&CK Tactic

Defense Evasion (TA0005)

ATT&CK Technique

Obfuscated Files or Information (T1027)

Severity

Medium

Description

A process was executed with a command line obfuscated by Unicode character substitution.

Attacker's Goals

Hide its action and avoid detection.

Investigative actions

Check whether the executing process is benign, and if this was a desired behavior as part of its normal execution flow.