Upload pattern that resembles Peer to Peer traffic

Cortex XDR Analytics Alert Reference by Alert name

Product
Cortex XDR
Last date published
2024-06-04
Category
Analytics Alert Reference
Order
Alert name

Synopsis

Activation Period

14 Days

Training Period

30 Days

Test Period

30 Minutes

Deduplication Period

1 Day

Required Data

  • Requires one of the following data sources:
    • Palo Alto Networks Platform Logs
      OR
    • XDR Agent

Detection Modules

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Informational

Description

A possible P2P protocol was spotted from an internal host.

Attacker's Goals

An attacker may use peer-to-peer communication to gain initial access, as a C&C tool, or an exfiltration tool.

Investigative actions

  • confirm that the port accessed is a P2P port/ is run by a P2P application.
  • View the downloaded content and determine it's not malicious.
  • Check for large uploads from this host and check for sensitive information that might not be required on the host.