Possible Persistence via group policy Registry keys

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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Synopsis

Activation Period

14 Days

Training Period

30 Days

Test Period

N/A (single event)

Deduplication Period

1 Day

Required Data

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

Detection Modules

ATT&CK Tactic

Persistence (TA0003)

ATT&CK Technique

Boot or Logon Autostart Execution: Registry Run Keys / Startup Folder (T1547.001)

Severity

Medium

Description

The Registry group policy keys being read on reboot, this will cause the persistence mechanism to trigger and run the malware.

Attacker's Goals

Gain persistence on the host using the Window's Group Policy Mechanism.

Investigative actions

  • Check the registry key and determine what process it'll run.
  • Check whether the executing process is benign, and if this was a desired behavior as part of its normal execution flow.