A cloud identity executed an API call from an unusual country

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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Synopsis

Activation Period

14 Days

Training Period

30 Days

Test Period

N/A (single event)

Deduplication Period

1 Day

Required Data

  • Requires one of the following data sources:
    • AWS Audit Log
      OR
    • Azure Audit Log
      OR
    • Gcp Audit Log

Detection Modules

Cloud

ATT&CK Tactic

Initial Access (TA0001)

ATT&CK Technique

Valid Accounts (T1078)

Severity

Informational

Description

A cloud identity, that is usually connecting from a small set of countries, connected from a new country for the first time.

Attacker's Goals

Access sensitive resources and gain high privileges.

Investigative actions

Check if the identity routed their traffic via a VPN, or shared their credentials with a remote employee.

Variations

A Kubernetes identity executed an API call from a country that was not seen in the organization

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Initial Access (TA0001)

ATT&CK Technique

Valid Accounts (T1078)

Severity

Medium

Description

A Kubernetes identity, that is usually connecting from a small set of countries, connected from a new country for the first time.

Attacker's Goals

Access sensitive resources and gain high privileges.

Investigative actions

Check if the identity routed their traffic via a VPN, or shared their credentials with a remote employee.


A cloud identity executed an API call from a country that was not seen in the organization

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Initial Access (TA0001)

ATT&CK Technique

Valid Accounts (T1078)

Severity

Medium

Description

A cloud identity, that is usually connecting from a small set of countries, connected from a new country for the first time.

Attacker's Goals

Access sensitive resources and gain high privileges.

Investigative actions

Check if the identity routed their traffic via a VPN, or shared their credentials with a remote employee.


A cloud identity executed an API call from an unusual country

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Initial Access (TA0001)

ATT&CK Technique

Valid Accounts (T1078)

Severity

Informational

Description

A cloud identity, that is usually connecting from a small set of countries, connected from a new country for the first time.

Attacker's Goals

Access sensitive resources and gain high privileges.

Investigative actions

Check if the identity routed their traffic via a VPN, or shared their credentials with a remote employee.


A Kubernetes API call was executed from an unusual country

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Initial Access (TA0001)

ATT&CK Technique

Valid Accounts (T1078)

Severity

Low

Description

A Kubernetes identity, that is usually connecting from a small set of countries, connected from a new country for the first time.

Attacker's Goals

Access sensitive resources and gain high privileges.

Investigative actions

Check if the identity routed their traffic via a VPN, or shared their credentials with a remote employee.


A cloud API call was executed from an unusual country

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Initial Access (TA0001)

ATT&CK Technique

Valid Accounts (T1078)

Severity

Low

Description

A cloud identity, that is usually connecting from a small set of countries, connected from a new country for the first time.

Attacker's Goals

Access sensitive resources and gain high privileges.

Investigative actions

Check if the identity routed their traffic via a VPN, or shared their credentials with a remote employee.