A GCP service account was delegated domain-wide authority in Google Workspace

Cortex XDR Analytics Alert Reference by Alert name

Product
Cortex XDR
Last date published
2024-06-04
Category
Analytics Alert Reference
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Alert name

Synopsis

Activation Period

14 Days

Training Period

30 Days

Test Period

N/A (single event)

Deduplication Period

2 Days

Required Data

  • Requires:
    • Google Workspace Audit Logs

Detection Modules

Identity Threat Module

ATT&CK Tactic

Privilege Escalation (TA0004)

ATT&CK Technique

Domain or Tenant Policy Modification (T1484)

Severity

Low

Description

A Google Workspace admin has enabled domain-wide delegation to a GCP service account.

Attacker's Goals

Malicious Apps can be used to access the organization's Google data.

Investigative actions

  • Check if the identity intended to perform this action, or look for signs that the user account is compromised (e.g. abnormal logins, unusual activity).
  • Check if the new settings look suspicious.
  • Follow further actions done by the account.

Variations

A Google Workspace admin has enabled domain-wide delegation to a GCP service account and granted him access to a sensitive scope

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Privilege Escalation (TA0004)

ATT&CK Technique

Domain or Tenant Policy Modification (T1484)

Severity

Medium

Description

A Google Workspace admin has enabled domain-wide delegation to a GCP service account.

Attacker's Goals

Malicious Apps can be used to access the organization's Google data.

Investigative actions

  • Check if the identity intended to perform this action, or look for signs that the user account is compromised (e.g. abnormal logins, unusual activity).
  • Check if the new settings look suspicious.
  • Follow further actions done by the account.


A Google Workspace admin has enabled domain-wide delegation to a globally uncommon Client ID

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Privilege Escalation (TA0004)

ATT&CK Technique

Domain or Tenant Policy Modification (T1484)

Severity

Medium

Description

A Google Workspace admin has enabled domain-wide delegation to a GCP service account.

Attacker's Goals

Malicious Apps can be used to access the organization's Google data.

Investigative actions

  • Check if the identity intended to perform this action, or look for signs that the user account is compromised (e.g. abnormal logins, unusual activity).
  • Check if the new settings look suspicious.
  • Follow further actions done by the account.