Multiple suspicious user accounts were created

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

1 Hour

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

Persistence (TA0003)

ATT&CK Technique

Create Account (T1136)

Severity

Low

Description

A user was observed creating multiple rare user accounts.

Attacker's Goals

Persistence using a valid account.

Investigative actions

  • Check the user who created the accounts and verify the activity.