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MITRE ATT&CK CoA - T1566.001 - Spear-Phishing Attachment

This Playbook is part of the MITRECoA Pack.#

This playbook Remediates the Spear-Phishing Attachment technique using intelligence-driven Courses of Action (COA) defined by Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 team.

***Disclaimer: This playbook does not simulate an attack using the specified technique, but follows the steps to remediation as defined by Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 team’s Actionable Threat Objects and Mitigations (ATOMs). Techniques Handled:

  • T1566.001: Spear-Phishing Attachment

Kill Chain phases:

  • Initial Access

MITRE ATT&CK Description:

Adversaries may send spearphishing emails with a malicious attachment in an attempt to gain access to victim systems. Spearphishing attachment is a specific variant of spearphishing. Spearphishing attachment is different from other forms of spearphishing in that it employs the use of malware attached to an email. All forms of spearphishing are electronically delivered social engineering targeted at a specific individual, company, or industry. In this scenario, adversaries attach a file to the spearphishing email and usually rely upon User Execution to gain execution.

Possible playbook uses:

  • The playbook can be used independently to handle and remediate the specific technique.
  • The playbook can be used as a part of the “Courses of Action - Defense Evasion” playbook to remediate techniques based on the kill chain phase.
  • The playbook can be used as a part of the “MITRE ATT&CK - Courses of Action” playbook, which can be triggered by different sources and accepts the technique MITRE ATT&CK ID as an input.

Dependencies#

This playbook uses the following sub-playbooks, integrations, and scripts.

Sub-playbooks#

  • PAN-OS - Enforce WildFire Best Practices Profile
  • PAN-OS - Enforce File Blocking Best Practices Profile
  • PAN-OS - Enforce Anti-Virus Best Practices Profile

Integrations#

This playbook does not use any integrations.

Scripts#

  • Set
  • SetGridField
  • IsIntegrationAvailable

Commands#

This playbook does not use any commands.

Playbook Inputs#


NameDescriptionDefault ValueRequired
templateTemplate name to enforce WildFire best practices profile.Optional
pre_postRules location. Can be 'pre-rulebase' or 'post-rulebase'. Mandatory for Panorama instances.Optional
device-groupThe device group for which to return addresses (Panorama instances).Optional
tagTag for which to filter the results.Optional

Playbook Outputs#


PathDescriptionType
Handled.TechniquesThe techniques handled in this playbookstring

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