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Identifying new Windows local admin accounts


  • Product: Splunk Enterprise or Splunk Cloud
  • Feature: Search
  • Function: Windows user event searching 


Often an attack will include the creation of a new user, followed by permissions being elevated to an admin level. You need to find these accounts so that you can take action, if needed.


Additional resources

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