Office process accessed an unusual .LNK file

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

N/A (single event)

Deduplication Period

7 Days

Required Data

  • Requires:
    • XDR Agent
  • Requires:
    • eXtended Threat Hunting (XTH)

Detection Modules

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Low

Description

An attacker may embed a .LNK file in an Office document to execute malicious code.

Attacker's Goals

Modify or create a shortcut to gain code or program execution.

Investigative actions

  • Check if the Office document contains a shortcut object.
  • Check the content (strings) of the document object for a .LNK shortcut.
  • Check the content of the shortcut.