Encoded information using Windows certificate management tool

Cortex XDR Analytics Alert Reference by Alert name

Product
Cortex XDR
Last date published
2024-06-18
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

Defense Evasion (TA0005)

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Medium

Description

Encoding/decoding to/from using certutil.exe could be used to evade detection.

Attacker's Goals

Evade detection by executing processes with obfuscated arguments.

Investigative actions

Check encoded/decoded command content and see whether it is benign or malicious.