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Description

Credential extraction is often an illegal recovery of credential material from secured authentication resources and repositories. This process may also involve decryption or other transformations of the stored credential material. Mimikatz is a collection of tools and modules commonly employed in Windows exploits.

  • Type: TTP
  • Product: Splunk Behavioral Analytics
  • Datamodel:
  • Last Updated: 2020-10-21
  • Author: Stanislav Miskovic, Splunk
  • ID: 966b635f-98e8-4aa4-9b49-47ed2cedcc85

ATT&CK

ID Technique Tactic
T1003 OS Credential Dumping Credential Access

| from read_ssa_enriched_events()

| eval timestamp=parse_long(ucast(map_get(input_event, "_time"), "string", null)), cmd_line=ucast(map_get(input_event, "process"), "string", null), event_id=ucast(map_get(input_event, "event_id"), "string", null) 
| where cmd_line != null AND ( match_regex(cmd_line, /(?i)CRYPTO::Certificates/)=true OR match_regex(cmd_line, /(?i)CRYPTO::keys/)=true OR match_regex(cmd_line, /(?i)kerberos::list/)=true OR match_regex(cmd_line, /(?i)kerberos::tgt/)=true OR match_regex(cmd_line, /(?i)lsadump::sam/)=true OR match_regex(cmd_line, /(?i)lsadump::secrets/)=true OR match_regex(cmd_line, /(?i)lsadump::cache/)=true OR match_regex(cmd_line, /(?i)lsadump::lsa/)=true OR match_regex(cmd_line, /(?i)lsadump::trust/)=true OR match_regex(cmd_line, /(?i)lsadump::backupkeys/)=true )

| eval start_time = timestamp, end_time = timestamp, entities = mvappend( ucast(map_get(input_event, "dest_user_id"), "string", null), ucast(map_get(input_event, "dest_device_id"), "string", null)), body=create_map(["event_id", event_id, "cmd_line", cmd_line]) 
| into write_ssa_detected_events();

Associated Analytic Story

How To Implement

You must be ingesting Windows Security logs from devices of interest, including the event ID 4688 with enabled command line logging.

Required field

  • dest_device_id
  • dest_user_id
  • process
  • _time

Kill Chain Phase

  • Actions on Objectives

Known False Positives

None identified.

RBA

Risk Score Impact Confidence Message
66.5 70 95 Mimikatz malware is extracting/decoding encoded credentials from stores such as SAM or LSA dumps. Operation is performed at the device $dest_device_id$, by the account $dest_user_id$ via command $cmd_line$

Reference

Test Dataset

Replay any dataset to Splunk Enterprise by using our replay.py tool or the UI. Alternatively you can replay a dataset into a Splunk Attack Range

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