Machine account was added to a domain admins 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 one of the following data sources:
    • Windows Event Collector
      OR
    • XDR Agent
  • Requires:
    • eXtended Threat Hunting (XTH)

Detection Modules

Identity Analytics

ATT&CK Tactic

Privilege Escalation (TA0004)

ATT&CK Technique

Valid Accounts: Domain Accounts (T1078.002)

Severity

Medium

Description

A machine account was added to a domain admins group.

Attacker's Goals

Privilege escalation using a valid account.

Investigative actions

  • Check the user who added the account to the group and verify its activity.