Uncommon GetClipboardData API function invocation of a possible information stealer

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

Collection (TA0009)

ATT&CK Technique

Clipboard Data (T1115)

Severity

Informational

Description

An unpopular process accessed clipboard content by calling the GetClipboardData API function. This behavior may indicate potential threats such as a keylogger or a RAT.

Attacker's Goals

Attackers can monitor the clipboard as another way for credential gathering or to collect more user data over time for espionage purposes.

Investigative actions

  • Check if the process has a user interface (a visible window).
  • Check if the process is a known user application that was updated recently.