Lateral Tool Transferedit

Identifies the creation or change of a Windows executable file over network shares. Adversaries may transfer tools or other files between systems in a compromised environment.

Rule type: eql

Rule indices:

  • winlogbeat-*

Severity: medium

Risk score: 47

Runs every: 5 minutes

Searches indices from: now-9m (Date Math format, see also Additional look-back time)

Maximum alerts per execution: 100


  • Elastic
  • Host
  • Windows
  • Threat Detection
  • Lateral Movement

Version: 1

Added (Elastic Stack release): 7.11.0

Rule authors: Elastic

Rule license: Elastic License

Rule queryedit

sequence by with maxspan=30s [network where event.type ==
"start" and == 4 and destination.port == 445 and
network.direction == "incoming" and network.transport == "tcp" and
source.address != "" and source.address != "::1" ] by
process.entity_id /* add more executable extensions here if they are
not noisy in your environment */ [file where event.type in
("creation", "change") and == 4 and file.extension :
("exe", "dll", "bat", "cmd")] by process.entity_id

Threat mappingedit