Managed Sentinel – Alert 154

Alert IDMS-A154
Alert NameCOVIT-19 IP address IOC detected - CommonSecurityLog
DescriptionThis alert triggers when an connection to an IP address related to COVID-19 malware is detected in CommonSecurityLog.
Severity LevelMedium
Threat IndicatorCompromised Host
MITRE ATT&CK TacticsPersistence
Command and Control
Exfiltration
Log sourcesFirewalls
False PositiveBrowsers Adware
Incorrect Threat Intelligence feed
Recommendations1. Investigate the type of traffic allowed to the malicious IP address (e.g web, dns, smtp).
2. Manually perform a validation of the malicious IP address on external Threat Intell sources (e.g www.abuseIPdb.com, virustotal.com).
3. Identify the number of requests within a specific period of time which could be an solid indicator of a compromised host.
4. Perform a AV/AM scan for the affected internal machine