Silver Ticket Attack Threat Overview:Forged Service Tickets Silver Tickets enable an attacker to create forged service tickets (TGS tickets) that are used to access compromised service accounts. The Kerberos Silver Ticket is a valid Ticket Granting Service (TGS) Kerberos ticket that has been encrypted/signed by the service account configured with a Service Principal Name (SPN). How a Silver Ticket Attack Works The following is a summary of how the attack works: Extract NTLM password hash for either a service account
Group Policy Preferences allow administrators to create and manage local accounts on servers and workstations in an Active Directory domain. Attackers can easily find and obtain the encrypted passwords of administrative account credentials managed by Group Policy Preferences and decrypt them using the Microsoft-published AES key.
DCSync is a command within Mimikatz that an attacker can leverage to simulate the behavior of Domain Controller (DC). More simply, it allows the attacker to pretend to be a Domain Controller and ask other DC’s for user password data.