Remote Scheduled Task Creation

Metadata

Contributors

Roberto Rodriguez @Cyb3rWard0g

Creation Date

2020/12/19

Modification Date

2020/12/19

Tactics

TA0002,TA0003,TA0004,TA0008

Techniques

T1053.005

Tags

None

Dataset Description

This dataset represents a threat actor creating a scheduled task remotely using schtasks.

Simulation Metadata

Tools

type

Name

Module

Manual

Cmd

Cmd

Adversary View

PS C:\windows\system32> C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe /C schtasks /create /F /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\SoftwareProtectionPlatform\EventCacheManager" /tr "C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe /C C:\Windows\System32\notepad.exe" /sc ONSTART /ru system /S WORKSTATION6
SUCCESS: The scheduled task "\Microsoft\Windows\SoftwareProtectionPlatform\EventCacheManager" has successfully been created.
PS C:\windows\system32> 

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Download & Decompress Dataset

import requests
from zipfile import ZipFile
from io import BytesIO

url = https://raw.githubusercontent.com/OTRF/Security-Datasets/master/datasets/atomic/windows/lateral_movement/host/schtask_create.zip
zipFileRequest = requests.get(url)
zipFile = ZipFile(BytesIO(zipFileRequest.content))
datasetJSONPath = zipFile.extract(zipFile.namelist()[0])

Read JSON File

from pandas.io import json

df = json.read_json(path_or_buf=datasetJSONPath, lines=True)

Access Security Events

df.groupby(['Channel']).size().sort_values(ascending=False)