Microsoft Office process spawns a commonly abused process

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Product
Cortex XDR
Last date published
2024-06-04
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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

Low

Description

Microsoft Office process spawns a commonly abused process with an uncommon command.

Attacker's Goals

An attacker attempts to gain code execution via a phishing document.

Investigative actions

  • Check the source of the document (received by mail or loaded locally).
  • Investigate the child processes for malicious activity and network connections to an external host.