Interactive at.exe privilege escalation method

Cortex XDR Analytics Alert Reference by Alert name

Product
Cortex XDR
Last date published
2024-06-18
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 Day

Required Data

  • Requires:
    • XDR Agent

Detection Modules

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Medium

Description

Detects an interactive AT scheduled task, which may be used as a form of privilege escalation.

Attacker's Goals

Attackers may attempt to use the command to gain persistence on the endpoint using recurring tasks.

Investigative actions

Check whether the executing process is benign, and if this was a desired behavior as part of its normal execution flow.