FortiSIEM Rules

Windows: VeeamBackup Database Credentials Dump

Rule ID


Default Status



Detects dump of credentials in VeeamBackup dbo. Backup may contain user credenyials. This rule is adapted from







Collection consists of techniques adversaries may use to gather information and the sources information is collected from that are relevant to following through on the adversary's objectives. Frequently, the next goal after collecting data is to steal (exfiltrate) the data. Common target sources include various drive types, browsers, audio, video, and email. Common collection methods include capturing screenshots and keyboard input.

MITRE ATT&CK® Techniques


Data from Local System

Adversaries may search local system sources, such as file systems or local databases, to find files of interest and sensitive data prior to Exfiltration.



Data Source

Windows Sysmon via FortiSIEM Agent



Remediation Guidance

Determine if this was an authorized penetration testing activity or authorized sysadmin activity. Otherwise, there is no reason for this activity to be occurring. The host should be quarantined and investigated immediately. Collect the process hash and check for malware match. Investigate what other incidents are occurring on that host during that time frame.

Time Window

If the following pattern or patterns match an ingested event within the given time window in seconds, trigger an incident.

300 seconds

Trigger Conditions

If the following defined pattern/s occur within a 300 second time window.


SubPattern Definitions

SubPattern Name: Filter

This is the named definition of the event query, this is important if multiple subpatterns are defined to distinguish them.

SubPattern Query

This is the query logic that matches incoming events

eventType="Win-Sysmon-1-Create-Process" AND procName REGEXP "\\sqlcmd\.exe$" AND command REGEXP ".*SELECT.*" AND command REGEXP ".*TOP.*" AND command REGEXP ".*\[VeeamBackup\]\.\[dbo\]\.\[Credentials\].*"

Group by Attributes

This defines how matching events are aggregated, only events with the same matching attribute values are grouped into one unique incident ID


Aggregate Constraint

This is most typically a numerical constraint that defines when the rule should trigger an incident

COUNT(*) >= 1

Incident Attribute Mapping

This section defines which fields in matching raw events should be mapped to the incident attributes in the resulting incident.

The available raw event attributes to map are limited to the group by attributes and the aggregate event constraint fields for each subpattern

command = Filter.command,
hostName = Filter.hostName,
procName = Filter.procName