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Description

This analytic will detect a suspicious Telegram process enumerating all network users in a local group. This technique was seen in a Monero infected honeypot to mapped all the users on the compromised system. EventCode 4798 is generated when a process enumerates a user's security-enabled local groups on a computer or device.

  • Type: TTP
  • Product: Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Enterprise Security, Splunk Cloud
  • Datamodel: Endpoint
  • Last Updated: 2021-05-06
  • Author: Teoderick Contreras, Splunk
  • ID: fcd74532-ae54-11eb-a5ab-acde48001122

ATT&CK

ID Technique Tactic
T1087 Account Discovery Discovery
`wineventlog_security` EventCode=4798  Process_Name = "*\\telegram.exe" 
| stats count min(_time) as firstTime max(_time) as lastTime by ComputerName EventCode Process_Name  Process_ID Account_Name Account_Domain Logon_ID Security_ID Message 
| `security_content_ctime(firstTime)` 
| `security_content_ctime(lastTime)` 
| `enumerate_users_local_group_using_telegram_filter`

Associated Analytic Story

How To Implement

To successfully implement this search, you need to be ingesting logs with the Task Schedule (Exa. Security Log EventCode 4798) endpoints. Tune and filter known instances of process like logonUI used in your environment.

Required field

  • _time
  • ComputerName
  • EventCode
  • Process_Name
  • Process_ID
  • Account_Name
  • Account_Domain
  • Logon_ID
  • Security_ID
  • Message

Kill Chain Phase

  • Exploitation

Known False Positives

unknown

RBA

Risk Score Impact Confidence Message
80.0 80 100 The Telegram application has been identified enumerating local groups on $ComputerName$ 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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