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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. PowerSploit and DSInternals are common exploit APIs offering PowerShell modules for various exploits of Windows and Active Directory environments.

  • Type: TTP
  • Product: Splunk Behavioral Analytics
  • Datamodel: Endpoint_Processes
  • Last Updated: 2020-10-18
  • Author: Stanislav Miskovic, Splunk
  • ID: e4f126b5-e6bc-4a5c-b1a8-d07bc6c4a49f


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)Get-ADDBAccount/)=true AND match_regex(cmd_line, /(?i)\-dbpath[\s;:\.\

| 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.


Risk Score Impact Confidence Message
63.0 70 90 PowerSploit malware is accessing stored credentials via Get-ADDBAccount module. Operation is performed at the device $dest_device_id$, by the account $dest_user_id$ via command $cmd_line$


Test Dataset

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