Execution of the Hydra Linux password brute-force tool

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

Credential Access (TA0006)

ATT&CK Technique

Brute Force: Password Guessing (T1110.001)

Severity

Medium

Description

Attackers may use brute-force techniques to gain access to accounts when usernames and/or passwords are unknown.

Attacker's Goals

The attacker attempts to gain access to the account or host.

Investigative actions

  • Verify that the commands are executed from a trusted source.
  • Audit the victim account or host and verify that they haven't been compromised.

Variations

Execution of the Hydra Linux password brute-force tool from a Kubernetes pod

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Credential Access (TA0006)

ATT&CK Technique

Brute Force: Password Guessing (T1110.001)

Severity

Medium

Description

Attackers may use brute-force techniques to gain access to accounts when usernames and/or passwords are unknown.

Attacker's Goals

The attacker attempts to gain access to the account or host.

Investigative actions

  • Verify that the commands are executed from a trusted source.
  • Audit the victim account or host and verify that they haven't been compromised.