A user enabled a default local account

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

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Informational

Description

A user enabled a default local account. Enabling a default account may pose a security risk, as they are often exploited by attackers.

Attacker's Goals

An attacker may attempt to gain access to the account and escalate privileges.

Investigative actions

  • Check what rights and permissions were granted to the user.
  • Verify this action with the user who performed the change.
  • Follow actions and activities of the newly enabled default account.

Variations

A user enabled the Windows DefaultAccount

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Low

Description

A user enabled the Windows DefaultAccount. Enabling a default account may pose a security risk, as they are often exploited by attackers.

Attacker's Goals

An attacker may attempt to gain access to the account and escalate privileges.

Investigative actions

  • Check what rights and permissions were granted to the user.
  • Verify this action with the user who performed the change.
  • Follow actions and activities of the newly enabled default account.


A user enabled the Windows default Guest account

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Low

Description

A user enabled a default local account. Enabling a default account may pose a security risk, as they are often exploited by attackers.

Attacker's Goals

An attacker may attempt to gain access to the account and escalate privileges.

Investigative actions

  • Check what rights and permissions were granted to the user.
  • Verify this action with the user who performed the change.
  • Follow actions and activities of the newly enabled default account.