Rare scheduled task created

Cortex XDR Analytics Alert Reference by Alert name

Product
Cortex XDR
Last date published
2024-06-04
Category
Analytics Alert Reference
Order
Alert name

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

Scheduled Task/Job (T1053)

Severity

Low

Description

A new rare scheduled task was created with a rare path and a rare command line.

Attacker's Goals

Attackers may attempt to gain persistence on the endpoint using scheduled task.

Investigative actions

  • Review the action of the created scheduled task.
  • Investigate the execution chain of the process creating the scheduled task.

Variations

Uncommon remote scheduled task created

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Medium

Description

A new uncommon remote scheduled task was created with a rare path and a rare command line.

Attacker's Goals

Attackers may attempt to gain persistence or perform lateral movement to new hosts to expand the foothold within a network.

Investigative actions

  • Review the action of the created scheduled task.
  • Correlate the RPC call from the source host and understand which software initiated it.


Uncommon local scheduled task created

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Persistence (TA0003)

ATT&CK Technique

Scheduled Task/Job (T1053)

Severity

Low

Description

A new uncommon local scheduled task was created with a rare path and a rare command line.

Attacker's Goals

Attackers may attempt to gain persistence on the endpoint using scheduled task.

Investigative actions

  • Review the action of the created scheduled task.
  • Investigate the execution chain of the process creating the scheduled task.