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Description

This analytic is to detect a high frequency of file deletion relative to process name and process id /boot/ folder. These events was seen in industroyer2 wiper malware where it tries to delete all files in a critical directory in linux directory. This detection already contains some filter that might cause false positive during our testing.

  • Type: TTP
  • Product: Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Enterprise Security, Splunk Cloud
  • Datamodel: Endpoint
  • Last Updated: 2023-04-27
  • Author: Teoderick Contreras, Splunk
  • ID: e27fbc5d-0445-4c4a-bc39-87f060d5c602

Annotations

ATT&CK

ATT&CK

ID Technique Tactic
T1485 Data Destruction Impact
T1070.004 File Deletion Defense Evasion
T1070 Indicator Removal Defense Evasion
Kill Chain Phase
  • Actions On Objectives
  • Exploitation
NIST
  • DE.CM
CIS20
  • CIS 10
CVE
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| tstats `security_content_summariesonly` values(Filesystem.file_name) as deletedFileNames values(Filesystem.file_path) as deletedFilePath dc(Filesystem.file_path) as numOfDelFilePath count min(_time) as firstTime max(_time) as lastTime FROM datamodel=Endpoint.Filesystem where Filesystem.action=deleted Filesystem.file_path = "/boot/*" by _time span=1h  Filesystem.dest Filesystem.process_guid Filesystem.action 
| `drop_dm_object_name(Filesystem)` 
| where  numOfDelFilePath >= 200 
| `security_content_ctime(firstTime)` 
| `security_content_ctime(lastTime)` 
| `linux_high_frequency_of_file_deletion_in_boot_folder_filter`

Macros

The SPL above uses the following Macros:

:information_source: linux_high_frequency_of_file_deletion_in_boot_folder_filter is a empty macro by default. It allows the user to filter out any results (false positives) without editing the SPL.

Required fields

List of fields required to use this analytic.

  • _time
  • Filesystem.dest
  • Filesystem.file_create_time
  • Filesystem.file_name
  • Filesystem.process_guid
  • Filesystem.file_path
  • Filesystem.action

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 can use the Add-on for Linux Sysmon from Splunkbase.

Known False Positives

linux package installer/uninstaller may cause this event. Please update you filter macro to remove false positives.

Associated Analytic Story

RBA

Risk Score Impact Confidence Message
80.0 100 80 a $process_name$ deleting multiple files in /boot/ folder in $dest$

:information_source: The Risk Score is calculated by the following formula: Risk Score = (Impact * Confidence/100). Initial Confidence and Impact is set by the analytic author.

Reference

Test Dataset

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