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Description

This detection identifies access to PowerSploit modules that delete event logs.

  • Type: TTP
  • Product: Splunk Behavioral Analytics
  • Datamodel:
  • Last Updated: 2020-11-09
  • Author: Stanislav Miskovic, Splunk
  • ID: 4ddb3b0d-f95f-4ae2-b4e8-663296453a7b

ATT&CK

ID Technique Tactic
T1070 Indicator Removal on Host Defense Evasion

| 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)event::drop/)=true OR match_regex(cmd_line, /(?i)event::clear/)=true )

| 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.

RBA

Risk Score Impact Confidence Message
50.0 50 100 Mimikatz malware is deleting event logs to cover tracks of malicious activity. Operation is performed at the device $dest_device_id$, by the account $dest_user_id$ via command $cmd_line$

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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