A Google Workspace user was added to a group

Cortex XDR Analytics Alert Reference by Alert name

Product
Cortex XDR
Last date published
2024-06-18
Category
Analytics Alert Reference
Order
Alert name

Synopsis

Activation Period

14 Days

Training Period

30 Days

Test Period

N/A (single event)

Deduplication Period

5 Days

Required Data

  • Requires:
    • Google Workspace Audit Logs

Detection Modules

Identity Threat Module

ATT&CK Tactic

Persistence (TA0003)

ATT&CK Technique

Account Manipulation (T1098)

Severity

Informational

Description

A user added another user to a Google Workspace group.

Attacker's Goals

Adversaries may manipulate accounts and groups to maintain access to victim systems.

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 user was added to a sensitive group.
  • Follow further actions done by the account.