Uncommon net 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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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

Detection Modules

ATT&CK Tactic

Discovery (TA0007)

ATT&CK Technique

Permission Groups Discovery (T1069)

Severity

Informational

Description

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

Attacker's Goals

Attackers can attempt to use the command to find endpoint groups and permissions settings or modify local group 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.