Adversaries may attempt to get a listing of open application windows. Window listings could convey information about how the system is used or give context to information collected by a keylogger.
Lazarus Group malware IndiaIndia obtains and sends to its C2 server the title of the window for each running process. The KilaAlfa keylogger also reports the title of the window in the foreground.
This type of attack technique cannot be easily mitigated with preventive controls since it is based on the abuse of system features.
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Monitor executed commands and arguments for actions that could be taken to gather system and network information. Information may also be acquired through Windows system management tools such as Windows Management Instrumentation and PowerShell.
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Monitor for API calls (such as
Monitor for newly executed processes that may attempt to get a listing of open application windows. System and network discovery techniques normally occur throughout an operation as an adversary learns the environment. Data and events should not be viewed in isolation, but as part of a chain of behavior that could lead to other activities based on the information obtained.