T1564 Hide Artifacts Mappings

Adversaries may attempt to hide artifacts associated with their behaviors to evade detection. Operating systems may have features to hide various artifacts, such as important system files and administrative task execution, to avoid disrupting user work environments and prevent users from changing files or features on the system. Adversaries may abuse these features to hide artifacts such as files, directories, user accounts, or other system activity to evade detection.(Citation: Sofacy Komplex Trojan)(Citation: Cybereason OSX Pirrit)(Citation: MalwareBytes ADS July 2015)

Adversaries may also attempt to hide artifacts associated with malicious behavior by creating computing regions that are isolated from common security instrumentation, such as through the use of virtualization technology.(Citation: Sophos Ragnar May 2020)



Capability ID Capability Description Mapping Type ATT&CK ID ATT&CK Name
alerts_for_windows_machines Alerts for Windows Machines technique_scores T1564 Hide Artifacts
azure_security_center_recommendations Azure Security Center Recommendations technique_scores T1564 Hide Artifacts
linux_auditd_alerts_and_log_analytics_agent_integration Linux auditd alerts and Log Analytics agent integration technique_scores T1564 Hide Artifacts

ATT&CK Subtechniques

Technique ID Technique Name Number of Mappings
T1564.005 Hidden File System 1
T1564.001 Hidden Files and Directories 2
T1564.002 Hidden Users 3
T1564.003 Hidden Window 4
T1564.004 NTFS File Attributes 6
T1564.006 Run Virtual Instance 9
T1564.007 VBA Stomping 4