Office Product Spawning Mshta

Office Product Spawning Mshta

Description

The following detection identifies the latest behavior utilized by different malware families (including TA551, IcedID). This detection identifies any Windows Office Product spawning mshta.exe. In malicious instances, the command-line of mshta.exe will contain the hta file locally, or a URL to the remote destination. In addition, Threat Research has released a detections identifying suspicious use of mshta.exe. In this instance, we narrow our detection down to the Office suite as a parent process. During triage, review all file modifications. Capture and analyze any artifacts on disk. The Office Product, or mshta.exe will have reached out to a remote destination, capture and block the IPs or domain. Review additional parallel processes for further activity.

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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. In addition, confirm the latest CIM App 4.20 or higher is installed and the latest TA for the endpoint product.

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