System profiling WMI query execution

Cortex XDR Analytics Alert Reference by Alert name

Product
Cortex XDR
Last date published
2024-06-18
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 with eXtended Threat Hunting (XTH)

Detection Modules

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Informational

Description

Attackers or malware may use WMI queries to identify the system and evade execution in sandbox environments.

Attacker's Goals

Attacker or malware can use WMI queries to identify system components and prevent execution in sandbox \ virtualized environments to evade detection.

Investigative actions

  • Examine the process that executed the WMI query and verify that the process is from a trusted source.
  • Inspect the system for suspicious activity that is related to that process.