Team: Huntress EDR
Product: Incident Reports
Environment: Huntress.io portal
Summary: Huntress analysts will open incident reports which are used to notify users via configured integrations of active malicious activity that are present on a protected machine. These incidents should be read and acted upon in order to remediate the situation.
After a Huntress Analyst opens an Investigation and finds that an Autorun may be malicious an infection report is created. Once the infection report is completed, it will be delivered as an incident report through your configured integrations (see Managing Huntress Integrations).
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Navigating to the Incident Report
- Click on the Incident tab from the Huntress Dashboard
- Click on the Subject of the Report
- You will be taken to the Incident Report page which includes tabs for the Report, Remaining Footholds, and Remediation
Each Incident will be labeled with a severity level, Low, High, or Critical. The severity level will be identified at the top of the report
Critical - Dangerous Malware that can spread throughout a network or ransomware
High - Keyloggers or other malware that can spread throughout a network
Low - These are potentially unwanted programs, browser add-ons, freeware types (malware artifacts also fall in this category)
The Report tab will include recommendations on how to best remediate the Incident. We recommend first thoroughly reading through the report prior to following remediation steps, as sometimes certain user profiles must be logged in for remediation to be successful. More information on scenarios where manual remediation is the best option can be found here: Manual Remediation
If an Incident is eligible for Assisted Remediation you will have a green button to "Review Remediation Plan", clicking this button will give you a pop-up where you can approve or reject AR.
The Remediations tab shows whether each remediation is complete, in progress, not completed, or failed. To learn more about common reasons remediations fail, follow the link: Why is an Incident still Active if I remediated it?
Hover over the red exclamation to review the error message. If remediation failed and the "remaining footholds" counter if greater than 0, manual remediation may be necessary to resolve the incident.
There are some circumstances where Remediations were completed by outside means before Huntress was able to complete them. In these instances, Huntress recognizes that the issue is no longer present and closes the incident "Remediations completed", Approved By N/A
Find out more about using Assisted Remediation in this article: Using Assisted Remediation
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