Suspicious process execution by scheduled task

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

2 Days

Required Data

  • Requires:
    • XDR Agent

Detection Modules

ATT&CK Tactic

Persistence (TA0003)

ATT&CK Technique

Scheduled Task/Job (T1053)

Severity

Low

Description

An unpopular unsigned process was executed by a scheduled task.

Attacker's Goals

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

Investigative actions

  • Review the process executed by the schedule task.
  • Investigate the specific scheduled task execution chain.

Variations

Suspicious process execution by scheduled task on a sensitive server

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Persistence (TA0003)

ATT&CK Technique

Scheduled Task/Job (T1053)

Severity

Medium

Description

An unpopular unsigned process was executed by a scheduled task.

Attacker's Goals

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

Investigative actions

  • Review the process executed by the schedule task.
  • Investigate the specific scheduled task execution chain.