A user account was modified to password never expires

Cortex XDR Analytics Alert Reference by Alert name

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

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:
    • Windows Event Collector
      OR
    • XDR Agent
  • Requires:
    • eXtended Threat Hunting (XTH)

Detection Modules

Identity Analytics

ATT&CK Tactic

Initial Access (TA0001)

ATT&CK Technique

Valid Accounts (T1078)

Severity

Informational

Description

A user account was modified to password never expires.

Attacker's Goals

An attacker may attempt to gain access to the account.

Investigative actions

  • Confirm that the account is not a temporary account that could be exploited by an attacker.
  • Verify this action with the user who performed the change.
  • Ensure the organization has a strong password aging policy.

Variations

A sensitive account was modified to password never expires

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Initial Access (TA0001)

ATT&CK Technique

Valid Accounts (T1078)

Severity

Low

Description

A sensitive user account was modified to password never expires. This account is a sensitive account as part of a sensitive built-in Active Directory group.

Attacker's Goals

An attacker may attempt to gain access to the account.

Investigative actions

  • Confirm that the account is not a temporary account that could be exploited by an attacker.
  • Verify this action with the user who performed the change.
  • Ensure the organization has a strong password aging policy.