Multiple user accounts were deleted

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

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Informational

Description

A user deleted multiple user accounts.

Attacker's Goals

Persistence using a valid account.

Investigative actions

  • Check the user who deleted the accounts and verify the activity.
  • Look into the recent activity of the deleted accounts and whether they were temporary or dormant.

Variations

A user deleted multiple users for the first time

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Low

Description

A user deleted multiple user accounts.

Attacker's Goals

Persistence using a valid account.

Investigative actions

  • Check the user who deleted the accounts and verify the activity.
  • Look into the recent activity of the deleted accounts and whether they were temporary or dormant.