Windows Screen Capture Via Powershell
The following analytic identifies a potential PowerShell script that captures screen images on compromised or targeted hosts. This technique was observed in the Winter-Vivern malware, which attempts to capture desktop screens using a PowerShell script and send the images to its C2 server as part of its exfiltration strategy. This TTP serves as a useful indicator that a PowerShell process may be gathering desktop screenshots from a host system, potentially signaling malicious activity.
- Type: TTP
Product: Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Enterprise Security, Splunk Cloud
- Last Updated: 2023-04-05
- Author: Teoderick Contreras, Splunk
- ID: 5e0b1936-8f99-4399-8ee2-9edc5b32e170
Kill Chain Phase
- CIS 10
1 2 3 4 5 `powershell` EventCode=4104 ScriptBlockText = "*[Drawing.Graphics]::FromImage(*" AND ScriptBlockText = "*New-Object Drawing.Bitmap*" AND ScriptBlockText = "*.CopyFromScreen*" | stats count min(_time) as firstTime max(_time) as lastTime by EventCode ScriptBlockText Computer UserID | `security_content_ctime(firstTime)` | `security_content_ctime(lastTime)` | `windows_screen_capture_via_powershell_filter`
The SPL above uses the following Macros:
windows_screen_capture_via_powershell_filter is a empty macro by default. It allows the user to filter out any results (false positives) without editing the SPL.
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How To Implement
To successfully implement this analytic, you will need to enable PowerShell Script Block Logging on some or all endpoints. Additional setup here https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/UBA/184.108.40.206/GetDataIn/AddPowerShell#Configure_module_logging_for_PowerShell.
Known False Positives
Associated Analytic Story
|49.0||70||70||A PowerShell script was identified possibly performing screen captures on $Computer$.|
The Risk Score is calculated by the following formula: Risk Score = (Impact * Confidence/100). Initial Confidence and Impact is set by the analytic author.
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