Uncommon net group or localgroup 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

Detection Modules

ATT&CK Tactic

Discovery (TA0007)

ATT&CK Technique

Permission Groups Discovery (T1069)

Severity

Informational

Description

The 'net' group or localgroup command is used to add, display, or modify local or domain-level groups. Adversaries may attempt to use the command to find local or domain-level groups and permissions settings or modify local or domain-level group memberships.

Attacker's Goals

Attackers may attempt to use the command to find local or domain-level groups permissions settings or modify local or domain-level memberships.

Investigative actions

  • Check if the queried group is a sensitive one (e.g. administrators).
  • Check whether the initiating process has executed additional discovery commands.

Variations

Uncommon unsigned net group administrators command execution

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Discovery (TA0007)

ATT&CK Technique

Permission Groups Discovery (T1069)

Severity

High

Description

The 'net' group command is used to add, display, or modify domain-level groups. Adversaries may attempt to use the command to find domain-level groups and permissions settings or modify domain-level group memberships.

Attacker's Goals

Attackers may attempt to use the command to find domain-level groups permissions settings or modify domain-level memberships.

Investigative actions

  • Check if the queried group is a sensitive one (e.g. administrators).
  • Check whether the initiating process has executed additional discovery commands.


Uncommon remote net group administrators command execution

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Discovery (TA0007)

ATT&CK Technique

Permission Groups Discovery (T1069)

Severity

Low

Description

The 'net' group command is used to add, display, or modify domain-level groups. Adversaries may attempt to use the command to find domain-level groups and permissions settings or modify domain-level group memberships.

Attacker's Goals

Attackers may attempt to use the command to find domain-level groups permissions settings or modify domain-level memberships.

Investigative actions

  • Check if the queried group is a sensitive one (e.g. administrators).
  • Check whether the initiating process has executed additional discovery commands.


Uncommon net group administrators command execution

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Discovery (TA0007)

ATT&CK Technique

Permission Groups Discovery (T1069)

Severity

Medium

Description

The 'net' group command is used to add, display, or modify domain-level groups. Adversaries may attempt to use the command to find domain-level groups and permissions settings or modify domain-level group memberships.

Attacker's Goals

Attackers may attempt to use the command to find domain-level groups permissions settings or modify domain-level memberships.

Investigative actions

  • Check if the queried group is a sensitive one (e.g. administrators).
  • Check whether the initiating process has executed additional discovery commands.


Uncommon net group execution

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Discovery (TA0007)

ATT&CK Technique

Permission Groups Discovery (T1069)

Severity

Low

Description

The 'net' group command is used to add, display, or modify domain-level groups. Adversaries may attempt to use the command to find domain-level groups and permissions settings or modify domain-level group memberships.

Attacker's Goals

Attackers may attempt to use the command to find domain-level groups permissions settings or modify domain-level memberships.

Investigative actions

  • Check if the queried group is a sensitive one (e.g. administrators).
  • Check whether the initiating process has executed additional discovery commands.


Uncommon remote net group execution

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Discovery (TA0007)

ATT&CK Technique

Permission Groups Discovery (T1069)

Severity

Low

Description

The 'net' group command is used to add, display, or modify domain-level groups. Adversaries may attempt to use the command to find domain-level groups and permissions settings or modify domain-level group memberships.

Attacker's Goals

Attackers may attempt to use the command to find domain-level groups permissions settings or modify domain-level memberships.

Investigative actions

  • Check if the queried group is a sensitive one (e.g. administrators).
  • Check whether the initiating process has executed additional discovery commands.


Uncommon administrator net group execution by scripting engine or command prompt

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Discovery (TA0007)

ATT&CK Technique

Permission Groups Discovery (T1069)

Severity

Medium

Description

The 'net' group command is used to add, display, or modify domain-level groups. Adversaries may attempt to use the command to find domain-level groups and permissions settings or modify domain-level group memberships.

Attacker's Goals

Attackers may attempt to use the command to find domain-level groups permissions settings or modify domain-level memberships.

Investigative actions

  • Check if the queried group is a sensitive one (e.g. administrators).
  • Check whether the initiating process has executed additional discovery commands.


Uncommon unsigned net localgroup administrators command execution

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Discovery (TA0007)

ATT&CK Technique

Permission Groups Discovery (T1069)

Severity

Medium

Description

The 'net' localgroup command is used to add, display, or modify local groups. Adversaries may attempt to use the command to find local groups and permissions settings or modify local group memberships.

Attacker's Goals

Attackers may attempt to use the command to find local groups permissions settings or modify local memberships.

Investigative actions

  • Check if the queried group is a sensitive one (e.g. administrators).
  • Check whether the initiating process has executed additional discovery commands.


Uncommon net localgroup administrators command execution

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Discovery (TA0007)

ATT&CK Technique

Permission Groups Discovery (T1069)

Severity

Low

Description

The 'net' localgroup command is used to add, display, or modify local groups. Adversaries may attempt to use the command to find local groups and permissions settings or modify local group memberships.

Attacker's Goals

Attackers may attempt to use the command to find local groups permissions settings or modify local memberships.

Investigative actions

  • Check if the queried group is a sensitive one (e.g. administrators).
  • Check whether the initiating process has executed additional discovery commands.


Uncommon net localgroup execution

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Discovery (TA0007)

ATT&CK Technique

Permission Groups Discovery (T1069)

Severity

Low

Description

The 'net' localgroup command is used to add, display, or modify local groups. Adversaries may attempt to use the command to find local groups and permissions settings or modify local group memberships.

Attacker's Goals

Attackers may attempt to use the command to find local groups permissions settings or modify local memberships.

Investigative actions

  • Check if the queried group is a sensitive one (e.g. administrators).
  • Check whether the initiating process has executed additional discovery commands.


Uncommon remote net localgroup execution

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Discovery (TA0007)

ATT&CK Technique

Permission Groups Discovery (T1069)

Severity

Low

Description

The 'net' localgroup command is used to add, display, or modify local groups. Adversaries may attempt to use the command to find local groups and permissions settings or modify local group memberships.

Attacker's Goals

Attackers may attempt to use the command to find local groups permissions settings or modify local memberships.

Investigative actions

  • Check if the queried group is a sensitive one (e.g. administrators).
  • Check whether the initiating process has executed additional discovery commands.


Uncommon administrator net localgroup execution by scripting engine or command prompt

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Discovery (TA0007)

ATT&CK Technique

Permission Groups Discovery (T1069)

Severity

Medium

Description

The 'net' localgroup command is used to add, display, or modify local groups. Adversaries may attempt to use the command to find local groups and permissions settings or modify local group memberships.

Attacker's Goals

Attackers may attempt to use the command to find local groups permissions settings or modify local memberships.

Investigative actions

  • Check if the queried group is a sensitive one (e.g. administrators).
  • Check whether the initiating process has executed additional discovery commands.