VM Detection attempt

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

N/A (single event)

Deduplication Period

1 Day

Required Data

  • Requires one of the following data sources:
    • Windows Event Collector
      OR
    • XDR Agent
  • Requires:
    • eXtended Threat Hunting (XTH)

Detection Modules

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Virtualization/Sandbox Evasion: System Checks (T1497.001)

Severity

Informational

Description

A script has executed commands that can be used to detect VM environments.

Attacker's Goals

Avoid malware analysis by identifying execution from within sandboxes and virtual machines.

Investigative actions

  • Review the script for additional malicious actions.
  • Check for any additional alerts raised within the same context of the script.