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Enterprise Security Content Update (ESCU) v3.56.0

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Splunk Employee

The Splunk Threat Research Team (STRT) recently released Enterprise Security Content Update (ESCU) app v3.55.0 and v3.56.0. With these releases, there are 25 new detections and 3 new analytic stories now available to help you stay ahead of threats. These detections are available now in Splunk Enterprise Security via the ESCU application update process or via Splunk Security Essentials (SSE).

Release highlights include:

  • Identifying mechanisms within Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) exploited by adversaries for malicious purposes 
  • Detections to monitor unusual activities that are related to Prestige Ransomware activity 
  • Detections to identify a variety of Windows post-exploitation tools such as winpeas.bat, winpeas.exe, WinPrivCheck.bat typically used to gain privileges and persistence across assets running the Windows Operating System.

New Detections: 

New Analytic Stories: 

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— The Splunk Threat Research Team

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