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This search looks for reading loaded Images unique to credential dumping with Mimikatz. Deprecated because mimikatz libraries changed and very noisy sysmon Event Code.

  • Type: TTP
  • Product: Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Enterprise Security, Splunk Cloud
  • Datamodel:
  • Last Updated: 2019-12-03
  • Author: Patrick Bareiss, Splunk
  • ID: 29e307ba-40af-4ab2-91b2-3c6b392bbba0


ID Technique Tactic
T1003.001 LSASS Memory Credential Access
T1003 OS Credential Dumping Credential Access
`sysmon` EventCode=7 
| stats values(ImageLoaded) as ImageLoaded values(ProcessId) as ProcessId by Computer, Image 
| search ImageLoaded=*WinSCard.dll ImageLoaded=*cryptdll.dll ImageLoaded=*hid.dll ImageLoaded=*samlib.dll ImageLoaded=*vaultcli.dll 
| rename Computer as dest 
| `security_content_ctime(firstTime)`
| `security_content_ctime(lastTime)` 
| `detect_mimikatz_using_loaded_images_filter`

Associated Analytic Story

How To Implement

This search needs Sysmon Logs and a sysmon configuration, which includes EventCode 7 with powershell.exe. This search uses an input macro named sysmon. We strongly recommend that you specify your environment-specific configurations (index, source, sourcetype, etc.) for Windows Sysmon logs. Replace the macro definition with configurations for your Splunk environment. The search also uses a post-filter macro designed to filter out known false positives.

Required field

  • _time
  • EventCode
  • ImageLoaded
  • ProcessId
  • Computer
  • Image

Kill Chain Phase

  • Actions on Objectives

Known False Positives

Other tools can import the same DLLs. These tools should be part of a whitelist. False positives may be present with any process that authenticates or uses credentials, PowerShell included. Filter based on parent process.


Risk Score Impact Confidence Message
64.0 80 80 A process, $Image$, has loaded $ImageLoaded$ that are typically related to credential dumping on $Computer$. Review for further details.


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