Suspicious process accessed certificate files

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

Credential Access (TA0006)

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Low

Description

A suspicious process accessed certificate files.

Attacker's Goals

Attackers may search for local certificate files for authentication, persistence or NTLM extraction.

Investigative actions

  • See whether this was a legitimate action.
  • Follow process/user activities.