Azure account creation by a non-standard account

Cortex XDR Analytics Alert Reference by Alert name

Product
Cortex XDR
Last date published
2024-06-18
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:
    • AzureAD Audit Log

Detection Modules

Identity Threat Module

ATT&CK Tactic

Persistence (TA0003)

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Informational

Description

An Azure AD account creation was performed by a user that doesn't typically create users.

Attacker's Goals

Create a backdoor account for later access to Azure AD or Azure resources, or delete evidence of such an account.

Investigative actions

  • Follow further actions by the initiator.
  • Check for new resource creations by the new user.
  • Check if the new user was added to a privileged role.
  • Follow further actions done by the new user.

Variations

Unusual Azure account creation by a non-standard account

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Persistence (TA0003)

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Low

Description

An Azure AD account creation was performed by a user that doesn't typically create users.

Attacker's Goals

Create a backdoor account for later access to Azure AD or Azure resources, or delete evidence of such an account.

Investigative actions

  • Follow further actions by the initiator.
  • Check for new resource creations by the new user.
  • Check if the new user was added to a privileged role.
  • Follow further actions done by the new user.