01-16-2020 08:47 AM
I am looking for assistance interpreting a report that shows “SCAN Host sweep traffic” in my threat log. There are multiple internal sources scanning multiple destination IP addresses that I do not own. The daily number of scans detected from each source is between 2 and 10. The source machine rarely scans the same destination. Is this a low level attack trying to stay under the radar or is there an explanation that does not indicate a problem on my network? I appreciate any feedback.
Name: SCAN: Host Sweep
From Zone: Inside
To Zone: Outside
Source address: Internal IP address owned by me
Destination Address: various external addresses not owned by me.
Port; 99% of the time 443. Occasionally port 80 or 22222
This screen shot show traffic during one time frame. I see various Source and Destination addresses.
This screen shot is filtered by destination address. This destination address is scanned various times from different Source addresses over the course of several days.
01-24-2020 01:23 PM
I see 100 views but no comments. Is there additional information I can add to help refine my question?
01-24-2020 02:09 PM
Could be something attempting to beacon out. I would check the hosts for compromise and keep making sure the PAN blocks the traffic for now.
Also check the destination IP's, if they are something that your systems are supposed to be reaching out to.
01-29-2020 06:57 AM
Thank you for replying. I am concerned because those addresses are not relevant to our daily business, but each machine is performing only a few sweeps a day. I am concerned at this traffic, but wondering if I am just being paranoid?
01-29-2020 07:12 AM
A little paranoia is OK especially if you dont have a baseline. I would investigate the hosts and see what is actually causing the traffic.
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