Extracting credentials from Unix files

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

1 Hour

Required Data

  • Requires:
    • XDR Agent

Detection Modules

ATT&CK Tactic

Credential Access (TA0006)

ATT&CK Technique

Unsecured Credentials: Credentials In Files (T1552.001)

Severity

Low

Description

Suspicious Unix files containing insecurely stored credentials were accessed.

Attacker's Goals

Adversaries may search local file systems and remote file shares for files containing insecurely stored credentials.

Investigative actions

Investigate the process activities and use of the extracted credentials.