A job can be used to schedule programs or scripts to be executed at a specified date and time. Adversaries may abuse task scheduling functionality to facilitate initial or recurring execution of malicious code.
Rule type: eql
Risk score: 47
Runs every: 5 minutes
Maximum alerts per execution: 100
- Threat Detection
Version: 2 (version history)
Added (Elastic Stack release): 7.13.0
Last modified (Elastic Stack release): 7.16.0
Rule authors: Elastic
Rule license: Elastic License v2
Legitimate scheduled jobs may be created during installation of new software.
file where event.type != "deletion" and file.path : "?:\\Windows\\Tasks\\*" and file.extension : "job"
Framework: MITRE ATT&CKTM
- Version 2 (7.16.0 release)
- Formatting only