This analytic will identify a suspicious command-line that disables a user account using the
net.exe utility native to Windows. This technique may used by the adversaries to interrupt availability of such users to do their malicious act.
- Type: TTP
- Product: Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Enterprise Security, Splunk Cloud
- Datamodel: Endpoint- Datasource: Splunk Add-on for Sysmon
- Last Updated: 2021-05-04
- Author: Teoderick Contreras, Splunk
- ID: c0325326-acd6-11eb-98c2-acde48001122
|T1531||Account Access Removal||Impact|
Kill Chain Phase
1 2 3 4 5 6 | tstats `security_content_summariesonly` values(Processes.process) as process values(Processes.parent_process) as parent_process values(Processes.process_id) as process_id count min(_time) as firstTime max(_time) as lastTime from datamodel=Endpoint.Processes where `process_net` AND Processes.process="*user*" AND Processes.process="*/active:no*" by Processes.process_name Processes.original_file_name Processes.dest Processes.user Processes.parent_process_name | `drop_dm_object_name(Processes)` | `security_content_ctime(firstTime)` | `security_content_ctime(lastTime)` | `disabling_net_user_account_filter`
The SPL above uses the following Macros:
Note that disabling_net_user_account_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
Associated Analytic story
|42.0||70||60||An instance of $parent_process_name$ spawning $process_name$ was identified disabling a user account on endpoint $dest$ by user $user$.|
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