Windows Connhost Exe Started Forcefully

Description

The search looks for the Console Window Host process (connhost.exe) executed using the force flag -ForceV1. This is not regular behavior in the Windows OS and is often seen executed by the Ryuk Ransomware.

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Use Case

Security Monitoring

Category

Adversary Tactics

Alert Volume

The search looks for the Console Window Host process (connhost.exe) executed using the force flag -ForceV1. This is not regular behavior in the Windows OS and is often seen executed by the Ryuk Ransomware.

SPL Difficulty

None

Journey

Stage 3

MITRE ATT&CK Tactics

Execution

MITRE ATT&CK Techniques

Command and Scripting Interpreter

Windows Command Shell

MITRE Threat Groups

APT1
APT18
APT28
APT3
APT32
APT37
APT38
APT41
BRONZE BUTLER
Blue Mockingbird
Cobalt Group
Dark Caracal
Darkhotel
Dragonfly 2.0
FIN10
FIN6
FIN7
FIN8
Frankenstein
Gamaredon Group
Gorgon Group
Honeybee
Ke3chang
Lazarus Group
Leviathan
Magic Hound
MuddyWater
OilRig
Patchwork
Rancor
Silence
Soft Cell
Sowbug
Suckfly
TA505
Threat Group-1314
Threat Group-3390
Tropic Trooper
Turla
Wizard Spider
admin@338
menuPass

Data Sources

Endpoint Detection and Response

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Windows Connhost Exe Started Forcefully Help

You must be ingesting data that records the process-system activity from your hosts to populate the Endpoint Processes data-model object. If you are using Sysmon, you will need a Splunk Universal Forwarder on each endpoint from which you want to collect data.

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