Rule Category

INDICATOR-COMPROMISE -- Snort detected a system behavior that suggests the system has been affected by malware. That behavior is known as an Indicator of Compromise (IOC). The symptoms could be a wide range of behaviors, from a suspicious file name to an unusual use of a utility. Symptoms do not guarantee an infection; your network configuration may not be affected by malware, but showing indicators as a result of a normal function. In this case, attackers may be attempting to gain privileges and access other systems, spread influence, and make calls and commands with elevated access. The context of the traffic is important to determine intrusion; traffic from an administration utility performing commands on a user's computer is likely not a compromise, but a user laptop accessing a webserver may indicate intrusion.

Alert Message

INDICATOR-COMPROMISE Suspicious .win dns query

Rule Explanation

This rule looks for any dns query ending in a .win TLD

What To Look For

This rule alerts on dns queries to .win domains, which are commonly used to try and spoof legitimate websites and trick users into thinking they are the original sites.

Known Usage

Attacks/Scans seen in the wild

False Positives

No known false positives

Contributors

Cisco Talos Intelligence Group

MITRE ATT&CK Framework

Tactic: Initial Access

Technique: Drive-by Compromise

For reference, see the MITRE ATT&CK vulnerability types here: https://attack.mitre.org

Rule Vulnerability

CVE Additional Information