Hiding Files And Directories With Attrib Exe

Description

Attackers leverage an existing Windows binary, attrib.exe, to mark specific as hidden by using specific flags so that the victim does not see the file. The search looks for specific command-line arguments to detect the use of attrib.exe to hide files.

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Use Case

Security Monitoring

Category

Adversary Tactics

Alert Volume

Attackers leverage an existing Windows binary, attrib.exe, to mark specific as hidden by using specific flags so that the victim does not see the file. The search looks for specific command-line arguments to detect the use of attrib.exe to hide files.

SPL Difficulty

None

Journey

Stage 3

MITRE ATT&CK Tactics

Defense Evasion

MITRE ATT&CK Techniques

File and Directory Permissions Modification

Windows File and Directory Permissions Modification

MITRE Threat Groups

Wizard Spider

Data Sources

Endpoint Detection and Response

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Hiding Files And Directories With Attrib Exe Help

You must be ingesting data that records process activity from your hosts to populate the Endpoint data model in the Processes node. You must also be ingesting logs with both the process name and command line from your endpoints. The command-line arguments are mapped to the "process" field in the Endpoint data model.

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