Multiple discovery commands on a Windows host by the same process

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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Alert name

Synopsis

Activation Period

14 Days

Training Period

30 Days

Test Period

10 Minutes

Deduplication Period

1 Day

Required Data

  • Requires:
    • XDR Agent

Detection Modules

ATT&CK Tactic

Discovery (TA0007)

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Low

Description

The alerted process performed multiple discovery commands in a short timeframe.

Attacker's Goals

Collect information about the host, network and user configuration for lateral movement and privilege escalation.

Investigative actions

  • Verify if the script or process initiating the discovery commands is benign.
  • Verify that this isn't sanctioned IT activity.
  • Look for other hosts executing similar commands.

Variations

Remote Multiple discovery commands on a Windows host by the same IP

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

High

Description

The alerted process performed multiple discovery commands in a short timeframe.

Attacker's Goals

Collect information about the host, network and user configuration for lateral movement and privilege escalation.

Investigative actions

  • Verify if the script or process initiating the discovery commands is benign.
  • Verify that this isn't sanctioned IT activity.
  • Look for other hosts executing similar commands.


Multiple discovery commands on a Windows host by the same process from a web server CGO

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Medium

Description

The alerted process performed multiple discovery commands in a short timeframe.

Attacker's Goals

Collect information about the host, network and user configuration for lateral movement and privilege escalation.

Investigative actions

  • Verify if the script or process initiating the discovery commands is benign.
  • Verify that this isn't sanctioned IT activity.
  • Look for other hosts executing similar commands.


Multiple discovery commands on a Windows host by the same process from an SQL server CGO

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Medium

Description

The alerted process performed multiple discovery commands in a short timeframe.

Attacker's Goals

Collect information about the host, network and user configuration for lateral movement and privilege escalation.

Investigative actions

  • Verify if the script or process initiating the discovery commands is benign.
  • Verify that this isn't sanctioned IT activity.
  • Look for other hosts executing similar commands.


Multiple discovery commands on a Windows host by the same process from a remote CGO

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Medium

Description

The alerted process performed multiple discovery commands in a short timeframe.

Attacker's Goals

Collect information about the host, network and user configuration for lateral movement and privilege escalation.

Investigative actions

  • Verify if the script or process initiating the discovery commands is benign.
  • Verify that this isn't sanctioned IT activity.
  • Look for other hosts executing similar commands.


Rare Multiple discovery commands on a Windows host by the same process

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Discovery (TA0007)

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Medium

Description

The alerted process performed multiple discovery commands in a short timeframe.

Attacker's Goals

Collect information about the host, network and user configuration for lateral movement and privilege escalation.

Investigative actions

  • Verify if the script or process initiating the discovery commands is benign.
  • Verify that this isn't sanctioned IT activity.
  • Look for other hosts executing similar commands.