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This analytic identifies XMRIG coinminer driver installation on the system. The XMRIG driver name by default is WinRing0x64.sys. This cpu miner is an open source project that is commonly abused by adversaries to infect and mine bitcoin.

  • Type: TTP
  • Product: Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Enterprise Security, Splunk Cloud
  • Datamodel: Endpoint
  • Last Updated: 2021-04-29
  • Author: Teoderick Contreras, Splunk
  • ID: 90080fa6-a8df-11eb-91e4-acde48001122


ID Technique Tactic
T1543.003 Windows Service Persistence, Privilege Escalation
T1543 Create or Modify System Process Persistence, Privilege Escalation
`sysmon` EventCode=6 Signature="Noriyuki MIYAZAKI" OR ImageLoaded= "*\\WinRing0x64.sys" 
|  stats  min(_time) as firstTime max(_time) as lastTime count by  Computer ImageLoaded Hashes IMPHASH Signature Signed 
| `security_content_ctime(firstTime)` 
| `security_content_ctime(lastTime)` 
| `xmrig_driver_loaded_filter`

Associated Analytic Story

How To Implement

To successfully implement this search, you need to be ingesting logs with the driver loaded and Signature from your endpoints. If you are using Sysmon, you must have at least version 6.0.4 of the Sysmon TA.

Required field

  • _time
  • Computer
  • ImageLoaded
  • Hashes
  • Signature
  • Signed

Kill Chain Phase

  • Exploitation

Known False Positives

False positives should be limited.


Risk Score Impact Confidence Message
80.0 80 100 A driver $ImageLoaded$ related to xmrig crytominer loaded in host $Computer$


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