Scheduled Task Deleted Or Created Via Cmd

Description

This search looks for flags passed to schtasks.exe on the command-line that indicate a task was created via command like. This has been associated with the Dragonfly threat actor, and the SUNBURST attack against Solarwinds.

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Use Case

Security Monitoring

Category

Adversary Tactics

Alert Volume

This search looks for flags passed to schtasks.exe on the command-line that indicate a task was created via command like. This has been associated with the Dragonfly threat actor, and the SUNBURST attack against Solarwinds.

SPL Difficulty

None

Journey

Stage 3

MITRE ATT&CK Tactics

Execution
Persistence
Privilege Escalation

MITRE ATT&CK Techniques

Scheduled Task/Job

Scheduled Task

MITRE Threat Groups

APT-C-36
APT29
APT3
APT32
APT33
APT39
APT41
BRONZE BUTLER
Blue Mockingbird
Chimera
Cobalt Group
Dragonfly 2.0
FIN10
FIN6
FIN7
FIN8
Frankenstein
Gamaredon Group
Machete
MuddyWater
OilRig
Patchwork
Rancor
Silence
Soft Cell
Stealth Falcon
TEMP.Veles
Wizard Spider
menuPass

Data Sources

Endpoint Detection and Response

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Scheduled Task Deleted Or Created Via Cmd 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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