Impossible traveler - VPN

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

3 Hours

Deduplication Period

7 Days

Required Data

  • Requires one of the following data sources:
    • Palo Alto Networks Global Protect
      OR
    • Third-Party VPNs

Detection Modules

Identity Analytics

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Low

Description

A user connected to a VPN service from multiple remote countries in a short period of time, which should normally be impossible.
This may indicate the account is compromised.

Attacker's Goals

Gain user-account credentials.

Investigative actions

Check if the user routed their traffic via a proxy, or shared their credentials with a remote employee.

Variations

VPN impossible traveler with an unusual parameter

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Medium

Description

A user connected to a VPN service from multiple remote countries in a short period of time, which should normally be impossible.
This may indicate the account is compromised.

Attacker's Goals

Gain user-account credentials.

Investigative actions

Check if the user routed their traffic via a proxy, or shared their credentials with a remote employee.