Abnormal Allocation of compute resources in multiple regions

Cortex XDR Analytics Alert Reference by Alert name

Product
Cortex XDR
Last date published
2024-07-16
Category
Analytics Alert Reference
Order
Alert name

Synopsis

Activation Period

14 Days

Training Period

30 Days

Test Period

30 Minutes

Deduplication Period

5 Days

Required Data

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

Detection Modules

Cloud

Detector Tags

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Informational

Description

An identity allocated an unusual compute resource pool, suspected as mining activity.

Attacker's Goals

Leverage cloud compute resources to earn virtual currency.

Investigative actions

  • Check the identity created resources and its legitimacy.
  • Look for any unusual behavior originated from the suspected identity, and check if they're compromised, e.g. Access key, Service account, etc.

Variations

Abnormal Unusual allocation of compute resources in multiple regions

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

High

Description

An identity allocated an unusual compute resource pool, suspected as mining activity.

Attacker's Goals

Leverage cloud compute resources to earn virtual currency.

Investigative actions

  • Check the identity created resources and its legitimacy.
  • Look for any unusual behavior originated from the suspected identity, and check if they're compromised, e.g. Access key, Service account, etc.


Abnormal Suspicious allocation of compute resources in multiple regions

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

High

Description

An identity allocated an unusual compute resource pool, suspected as mining activity.

Attacker's Goals

Leverage cloud compute resources to earn virtual currency.

Investigative actions

  • Check the identity created resources and its legitimacy.
  • Look for any unusual behavior originated from the suspected identity, and check if they're compromised, e.g. Access key, Service account, etc.


Abnormal Allocation of compute resources in a high number of regions

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

High

Description

An identity allocated an unusual compute resource pool, suspected as mining activity.

Attacker's Goals

Leverage cloud compute resources to earn virtual currency.

Investigative actions

  • Check the identity created resources and its legitimacy.
  • Look for any unusual behavior originated from the suspected identity, and check if they're compromised, e.g. Access key, Service account, etc.


Abnormal Allocation of compute resources in multiple regions by an unusual identity

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Low

Description

An identity allocated an unusual compute resource pool, suspected as mining activity.

Attacker's Goals

Leverage cloud compute resources to earn virtual currency.

Investigative actions

  • Check the identity created resources and its legitimacy.
  • Look for any unusual behavior originated from the suspected identity, and check if they're compromised, e.g. Access key, Service account, etc.