T1074 Data Staged Mappings

Adversaries may stage collected data in a central location or directory prior to Exfiltration. Data may be kept in separate files or combined into one file through techniques such as Archive Collected Data. Interactive command shells may be used, and common functionality within cmd and bash may be used to copy data into a staging location.(Citation: PWC Cloud Hopper April 2017)

In cloud environments, adversaries may stage data within a particular instance or virtual machine before exfiltration. An adversary may Create Cloud Instance and stage data in that instance.(Citation: Mandiant M-Trends 2020)

Adversaries may choose to stage data from a victim network in a centralized location prior to Exfiltration to minimize the number of connections made to their C2 server and better evade detection.



Capability ID Capability Description Mapping Type ATT&CK ID ATT&CK Name
azure_security_center_recommendations Azure Security Center Recommendations technique_scores T1074 Data Staged
azure_sentinel Azure Sentinel technique_scores T1074 Data Staged
conditional_access Conditional Access technique_scores T1074 Data Staged

ATT&CK Subtechniques

Technique ID Technique Name Number of Mappings
T1074.001 Local Data Staging 3
T1074.002 Remote Data Staging 1