A service was disabled

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:
    • XDR Agent

Detection Modules

ATT&CK Tactic

Impact (TA0040)

ATT&CK Technique

Service Stop (T1489)

Severity

Informational

Description

A service was disabled abnormally. This may be performed by malicious actors in an attempt to evade detection or limit functionality.

Attacker's Goals

  • Evade detection by certain programs.
  • Limit the functionality and availability of systems, services, and network resources.

Investigative actions

  • Check if the disabled service could potentially threaten a malicious actor, or if holds a critical role.
  • Investigate the disabling process to understand if it performed other suspicious actions.

Variations

A service was disabled without using the ServiceControlManager RPC interface

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Impact (TA0040)

ATT&CK Technique

Service Stop (T1489)

Severity

Informational

Description

A service was disabled abnormally through the registry. This may be performed by malicious actors in an attempt to evade detection or limit functionality.

Attacker's Goals

  • Evade detection by certain programs.
  • Limit the functionality and availability of systems, services, and network resources.

Investigative actions

  • Check if the disabled service could potentially threaten a malicious actor, or if holds a critical role.
  • Investigate the disabling process to understand if it performed other suspicious actions.


An injected process performed an uncommon service deactivation

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Impact (TA0040)

ATT&CK Technique

Service Stop (T1489)

Severity

Informational

Description

A service was disabled abnormally. This may be performed by malicious actors in an attempt to evade detection or limit functionality.

Attacker's Goals

  • Evade detection by certain programs.
  • Limit the functionality and availability of systems, services, and network resources.

Investigative actions

  • Check if the disabled service could potentially threaten a malicious actor, or if holds a critical role.
  • Investigate the disabling process to understand if it performed other suspicious actions.


An unsigned process performed an uncommon service deactivation

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Impact (TA0040)

ATT&CK Technique

Service Stop (T1489)

Severity

Low

Description

A service was disabled abnormally. This may be performed by malicious actors in an attempt to evade detection or limit functionality.

Attacker's Goals

  • Evade detection by certain programs.
  • Limit the functionality and availability of systems, services, and network resources.

Investigative actions

  • Check if the disabled service could potentially threaten a malicious actor, or if holds a critical role.
  • Investigate the disabling process to understand if it performed other suspicious actions.