Google Workspace third-party application's security settings were changed

Cortex XDR Analytics Alert Reference by Alert name

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

Activation Period

14 Days

Training Period

30 Days

Test Period

N/A (single event)

Deduplication Period

2 Days

Required Data

  • Requires:
    • Google Workspace Audit Logs

Detection Modules

Identity Threat Module

ATT&CK Tactic

Privilege Escalation (TA0004)

ATT&CK Technique

Domain or Tenant Policy Modification (T1484)

Severity

Informational

Description

An identity changed Google Workspace third-party application's security settings.

Attacker's Goals

Malicious Apps can be used to access the organization's Google data.

Investigative actions

  • Check if the identity intended to perform this action, or look for signs that the user account is compromised (e.g. abnormal logins, unusual activity).
  • Check if the new settings look suspicious.
  • Follow further actions done by the account.

Variations

Google Workspace third-party application's security settings were changed by a suspicious identity

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Privilege Escalation (TA0004)

ATT&CK Technique

Domain or Tenant Policy Modification (T1484)

Severity

Low

Description

An identity changed Google Workspace third-party application's security settings.

Attacker's Goals

Malicious Apps can be used to access the organization's Google data.

Investigative actions

  • Check if the identity intended to perform this action, or look for signs that the user account is compromised (e.g. abnormal logins, unusual activity).
  • Check if the new settings look suspicious.
  • Follow further actions done by the account.


Google Workspace third-party application's security settings were changed from an unusual ASN

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Privilege Escalation (TA0004)

ATT&CK Technique

Domain or Tenant Policy Modification (T1484)

Severity

Low

Description

An identity changed Google Workspace third-party application's security settings.

Attacker's Goals

Malicious Apps can be used to access the organization's Google data.

Investigative actions

  • Check if the identity intended to perform this action, or look for signs that the user account is compromised (e.g. abnormal logins, unusual activity).
  • Check if the new settings look suspicious.
  • Follow further actions done by the account.


Google Workspace third-party application's security settings were changed by a non Google Workspace administrative user

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Privilege Escalation (TA0004)

ATT&CK Technique

Domain or Tenant Policy Modification (T1484)

Severity

Informational

Description

An identity changed Google Workspace third-party application's security settings.

Attacker's Goals

Malicious Apps can be used to access the organization's Google data.

Investigative actions

  • Check if the identity intended to perform this action, or look for signs that the user account is compromised (e.g. abnormal logins, unusual activity).
  • Check if the new settings look suspicious.
  • Follow further actions done by the account.