Possible Microsoft process masquerading

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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

Defense Evasion (TA0005)

ATT&CK Technique

Masquerading: Match Legitimate Name or Location (T1036.005)

Severity

Medium

Description

An attacker might leverage Microsoft Windows well-known image names to run malicious processes without being caught.

Attacker's Goals

An attacker is attempting to masquerade as standard windows images by using a trusted name to execute malicious code.

Investigative actions

Investigate the executed process image and verify if it is malicious.