Local Account Discovery With Wmic

Local Account Discovery With Wmic

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This analytic looks for the execution of wmic.exe with command-line arguments utilized to query for local users. The argument useraccount is used to leverage WMI to return a list of all local users. Red Teams and adversaries alike use net.exe to enumerate users for situational awareness and Active Directory Discovery.

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To successfully implement this search you need to be ingesting information on process that include the name of the process responsible for the changes from your endpoints into the Endpoint datamodel in the Processes node.

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