Rare Windows Remote Management (WinRM) HTTP Activity

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

Detection Modules

ATT&CK Tactic

Lateral Movement (TA0008)

ATT&CK Technique

Remote Services (T1021)

Severity

Low

Description

The endpoint performed unfamiliar WinRM HTTP activity to a remote host.

Attacker's Goals

  • Attackers may use WinRM to execute code on remote hosts, in an attempt to gain persistence or move laterally in the network.

Investigative actions

  • Correlate the WinRM HTTP request from the source host and understand which software initiated it.
  • Verify that this isn't IT activity.