Suspicious PowerSploit's recon module (PowerView) used to search for exposed hosts

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

1 Day

Required Data

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

Detection Modules

ATT&CK Tactic

Discovery (TA0007)

ATT&CK Technique

Remote System Discovery (T1018)

Severity

Medium

Description

An attacker may use PowerSploit to reconnaissance the network for exposed hosts to move laterally to.

Attacker's Goals

Collect information about the host, network and user configuration for lateral movement and privilege escalation.

Investigative actions

  • Verify that the relevant function was indeed run by PowerSploit (https://powersploit.readthedocs.io/#recon).
  • Understand what information the attacker had gathered from the command and investigate relevant assets.