Known service display name with uncommon image-path

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 with eXtended Threat Hunting (XTH)

Detection Modules

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Low

Description

Service created with a known display name but has an uncommon image-path.

Attacker's Goals

Run malicious code with seemingly trustworthy services.

Investigative actions

  • Investigate the image-path of the newly created service.
  • Investigate the causality actor process - which initiated the activity.

Variations

Known service display name with uncommon image-path created by an untrusted CGO

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Medium

Description

Service created with a known display name but has an uncommon image-path.

Attacker's Goals

Run malicious code with seemingly trustworthy services.

Investigative actions

  • Investigate the image-path of the newly created service.
  • Investigate the causality actor process - which initiated the activity.


Known Palo Alto service display name with uncommon image-path

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Medium

Description

Service created with a known display name but has an uncommon image-path.

Attacker's Goals

Run malicious code with seemingly trustworthy services.

Investigative actions

  • Investigate the image-path of the newly created service.
  • Investigate the causality actor process - which initiated the activity.


Known service display name with uncommon image-path in a suspicious folder

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Medium

Description

Service created with a known display name but has an uncommon image-path.

Attacker's Goals

Run malicious code with seemingly trustworthy services.

Investigative actions

  • Investigate the image-path of the newly created service.
  • Investigate the causality actor process - which initiated the activity.