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Technique Results: Registry Run Keys / Startup Folder (T1060) Technique Page Information

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Procedures Criteria Step
Detection Type Detection Notes
Created a LNK file (hostui.lnk) in the Startup folder that executes on login
powershell.exe creating the file hostui.lnk in the Startup folder
5.B.1
Technique (Correlated, Alert)
A Technique alert detection for "ATT&CK T1060 Registry Run Keys / Startup Folder" was generated due to powershell.exe creating hostui.lnk. The event was correlated to a parent General detection for malicious file execution. [1]
General (Correlated, Alert)
A General alert detection (medium severity) for "Shortcut File Written by Suspicious Process" was generated due to powershell.exe creating hostui.lnk. The event was correlated to a parent General detection for malicious file execution. [1]
Telemetry (Correlated)
Telemetry showed powershell.exe creating the hostui.lnk file in the Startup folder. The event was correlated to a parent General detection for malicious file execution. [1]
Executed LNK payload (hostui.lnk) in Startup Folder on user login
Evidence that the file hostui.lnk (which executes hostui.bat as a byproduct) was executed from the Startup Folder
10.B.1
None (Host Interrogation, Delayed (Manual))
No detection capability demonstrated for this procedure, though execution of hostui.bat was observed. [1]
Established Registry Run key persistence using PowerShell
Addition of the Webcache subkey in HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
11.A.11
Technique
A Technique detection for "ATT&CK T1060 Registry Run Keys / Startup Folder" was generated for powershell.exe adding Run key persistence into the Registry [1]
Telemetry
Telemetry showed powershell.exe adding Run key persistence into the Registry [1]