Deleting Shadow Copies

Description

The vssadmin.exe utility is used to interact with the Volume Shadow Copy Service. Wmic is an interface to the Windows Management Instrumentation. This search looks for either of these tools being used to delete shadow copies.

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Use Case

Security Monitoring

Category

Ransomware

Alert Volume

The vssadmin.exe utility is used to interact with the Volume Shadow Copy Service. Wmic is an interface to the Windows Management Instrumentation. This search looks for either of these tools being used to delete shadow copies.

SPL Difficulty

None

Journey

Stage 3

MITRE ATT&CK Tactics

Impact

MITRE ATT&CK Techniques

Inhibit System Recovery

Inhibit System Recovery

Kill Chain Phases

Actions On Objectives

Data Sources

Endpoint Detection and Response

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Deleting Shadow Copies Help

You must be ingesting endpoint data that tracks process activity, including parent-child relationships from your endpoints to populate the Endpoint data model in the Processes node. The command-line arguments are mapped to the "process" field in the Endpoint data model.

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