AWS Root account activity

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:
    • AWS Audit Log

Detection Modules

Cloud

ATT&CK Tactic

Initial Access (TA0001)

ATT&CK Technique

Valid Accounts (T1078)

Severity

Informational

Description

The AWS Root account has successfully performed an operation in the project.

Attacker's Goals

Account hijackings.

Investigative actions

  • Check that the Root user is not compromised.
  • Check the need to modify the Root's credentials.