Rare machine account creation

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

Persistence (TA0003)

ATT&CK Technique

Create Account (T1136)

Severity

Informational

Description

A user was observed creating a machine account for the first time.

Attacker's Goals

Persistence using a valid account.

Investigative actions

  • Verify the activity of the user who created the account.
  • Follow actions performed by the new machine account.