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Description

The following analytic utilizes PowerShell Script Block Logging (EventCode=4104) to identify the execution of the Get-AdGroup commandlet. The Get-AdGroup commandlet is used to return a list of all domain groups. Red Teams and adversaries may leverage this commandlet to enumerate domain groups for situational awareness and Active Directory Discovery.

  • Type: Hunting
  • Product: Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Enterprise Security, Splunk Cloud
  • Datamodel: Endpoint
  • Last Updated: 2021-08-25
  • Author: Mauricio Velazco, Splunk
  • ID: e4c73d68-794b-468d-b4d0-dac1772bbae7

ATT&CK

ID Technique Tactic
T1069 Permission Groups Discovery Discovery
T1069.002 Domain Groups Discovery
`powershell` EventCode=4104 (Message = "*Get-ADGroup*") 
| stats count min(_time) as firstTime max(_time) as lastTime by EventCode Message ComputerName User 
| `security_content_ctime(firstTime)` 
| `getadgroup_with_powershell_script_block_filter`

Associated Analytic Story

How To Implement

To successfully implement this analytic, you will need to enable PowerShell Script Block Logging on some or all endpoints. Additional setup here https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/UBA/5.0.4.1/GetDataIn/AddPowerShell#Configure_module_logging_for_PowerShell.

Required field

  • _time
  • EventCode
  • Message
  • ComputerName
  • User

Kill Chain Phase

  • Reconnaissance

Known False Positives

Administrators or power users may use this PowerShell commandlet for troubleshooting.

RBA

Risk Score Impact Confidence Message
15.0 30 50 Domain group discovery enumeration using PowerShell on $dest$ by $user$

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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