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Description

This search is to detect dropping a suspicious file named as “license.dat” in %appdata%. This behavior seen in latest IcedID malware that contain the actual core bot that will be injected in other process to do banking stealing.

  • Type: Hunting
  • Product: Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Enterprise Security, Splunk Cloud
  • Datamodel: Endpoint
  • Last Updated: 2021-07-30
  • Author: Teoderick Contreras, Splunk
  • ID: b7a045fc-f14a-11eb-8e79-acde48001122

Annotations

ATT&CK
ID Technique Tactic
T1204 User Execution Execution
T1204.002 Malicious File Execution
Kill Chain Phase
  • Exploitation
NIST
CIS20
CVE
1
2
3
4
5
`sysmon` EventCode= 11  TargetFilename = "*\\license.dat" AND (TargetFilename="*\\appdata\\*" OR TargetFilename="*\\programdata\\*") 
|stats count min(_time) as firstTime max(_time) as lastTime by TargetFilename EventCode process_id  process_name Computer 
| `security_content_ctime(firstTime)` 
| `security_content_ctime(lastTime)` 
| `drop_icedid_license_dat_filter`

Macros

The SPL above uses the following Macros:

Note that drop_icedid_license_dat_filter is a empty macro by default. It allows the user to filter out any results (false positives) without editing the SPL.

Required field

  • _time

How To Implement

To successfully implement this search, you need to be ingesting logs with the process name, parent process, and command-line executions from your endpoints. If you are using Sysmon, you must have at least version 6.0.4 of the Sysmon TA.

Known False Positives

unknown

Associated Analytic story

RBA

Risk Score Impact Confidence Message
63.0 70 90 process $SourceImage$ create a file $TargetImage$ in host $Computer$

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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