Unusual compressed file password protection

Cortex XDR Analytics Alert Reference by Alert name

Product
Cortex XDR
Last date published
2024-06-18
Category
Analytics Alert Reference
Order
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

Collection (TA0009)

ATT&CK Technique

Archive Collected Data: Archive via Utility (T1560.001)

Severity

Low

Description

An adversary might compress sensitive files with password protection to bypass security mitigations when attempting to exfiltrate them.

Attacker's Goals

Exfiltrate or hide sensitive data.

Investigative actions

  • Check if the action was done using an automation service.
  • Check if there are any other suspicious activities originated from the same machine/executing user.

Variations

Unusual compressed file password protection in a Kubernetes pod

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Collection (TA0009)

ATT&CK Technique

Archive Collected Data: Archive via Utility (T1560.001)

Severity

Low

Description

An adversary might compress sensitive files with password protection to bypass security mitigations when attempting to exfiltrate them.

Attacker's Goals

Exfiltrate or hide sensitive data.

Investigative actions

  • Check if the action was done using an automation service.
  • Check if there are any other suspicious activities originated from the same machine/executing user.