T1074 Data Staged
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.
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.
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.
||IaaS, Linux, Windows, macOS
||31 May 2017
||20 July 2022
||Kevin can create directories to store logs and other collected data.
||Kobalos can write captured SSH connection credentials to a file under the
/var/run directory with a
.pid extension for exfiltration.
||Shark has stored information in folders named
U2 prior to exfiltration.
||Wizard Spider has collected and staged credentials and network enumeration information, using the networkdll and psfin TrickBot modules.