Unraveling cyber defense model secrets: DCSync attacks

Welcome to the Unraveling Cyber Defense Model Secrets series where we shine a light on Adlumin’s Data Science team and explore the team’s latest detections and learn how to navigate the cyberattack landscape.

DCSync Attacks are hard to protect and used often by cybercriminals who aim to takeover your network. In this blog, we’ll walk you through the methodology, detection and  more, let’s begin:

Domain control is a common intermediate goal in many cyber attack scenarios including Advanced Persistent Threat (APT), Inside Threat, and Ransomware. Executing a Domain Controller Sync (DCSync) attack is a popular method for achieving domain control. Often reliant on the exploit tool Mimikatz, DCSync can also be performed with manual methods.


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