Discovery of host users via WMIC

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

Discovery (TA0007)

ATT&CK Technique

System Owner/User Discovery (T1033)

Severity

Informational

Description

Attackers may use wmic.exe to list the users of a host, and potentially its owner.

Attacker's Goals

Attackers can attempt to use the command to discover host users and enumerate a huge amount of information.

Investigative actions

Verify whether the command that was executed is benign or normal for the host and/or user performing it (for example, it may be an IT script).