Suspicious Wevtutil Usage

Description

The wevtutil.exe application is the windows event log utility. This searches for wevtutil.exe with parameters for clearing the application, security, setup, or system event logs.

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Use Case

Advanced Threat Detection

Category

Endpoint Compromise

Alert Volume

The wevtutil.exe application is the windows event log utility. This searches for wevtutil.exe with parameters for clearing the application, security, setup, or system event logs.

SPL Difficulty

None

Journey

Stage 3

MITRE ATT&CK Tactics

Defense Evasion

MITRE ATT&CK Techniques

Indicator Removal on Host

Clear Windows Event Logs

MITRE Threat Groups

APT28
APT32
APT38
APT41
Dragonfly 2.0
FIN5
FIN8

Kill Chain Phases

Actions On Objectives

Data Sources

Endpoint Detection and Response

   Help

Suspicious Wevtutil Usage 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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