IAM User added to an IAM group

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

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Informational

Description

An IAM user was added to a specified group.

Attacker's Goals

An attack may add a new/compromised user to a group to create persistence and elevate privileges in the account.

Investigative actions

  • Check who is the identity which executed the API call.
  • Check who is the IAM which was added to the group.
  • Check the group's permissions and if they are relevant for the IAM user.