This search detects the use of wmic and Powershell to create a shadow copy.
- Type: TTP
- Product: Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Enterprise Security, Splunk Cloud
- Datamodel: Endpoint- Datasource: Splunk Add-on for Sysmon
- Last Updated: 2021-09-16
- Author: Patrick Bareiss, Splunk
- ID: 2ed8b538-d284-449a-be1d-82ad1dbd186b
Kill Chain Phase
- Actions on Objectives
- CIS 8
- CIS 16
1 2 3 4 5 6 | tstats `security_content_summariesonly` count min(_time) as firstTime max(_time) as lastTime from datamodel=Endpoint.Processes where `process_wmic` OR `process_powershell` Processes.process=*shadowcopy* Processes.process=*create* by Processes.user Processes.process_name Processes.original_file_name Processes.process Processes.dest | `drop_dm_object_name(Processes)` | `security_content_ctime(firstTime)` | `security_content_ctime(lastTime)` | `creation_of_shadow_copy_with_wmic_and_powershell_filter`
The SPL above uses the following Macros:
Note that creation_of_shadow_copy_with_wmic_and_powershell_filter is a empty macro by default. It allows the user to filter out any results (false positives) without editing the SPL.
How To Implement
To successfully implement this search you need to be ingesting information on process that include the name of the process responsible for the changes from your endpoints into the
Endpoint datamodel in the
Processes node. In addition, confirm the latest CIM App 4.20 or higher is installed and the latest TA for the endpoint product.
Known False Positives
Legtimate administrator usage of wmic to create a shadow copy.
Associated Analytic story
|81.0||90||90||An instance of $parent_process_name$ spawning $process_name$ was identified on endpoint $dest$ by user $user$ attempting to create a shadow copy to perform offline password cracking.|
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