Remote usage of VM Service Account token

Cortex XDR Analytics Alert Reference by Alert name

Product
Cortex XDR
Last date published
2024-06-18
Category
Analytics Alert Reference
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Synopsis

Activation Period

14 Days

Training Period

30 Days

Test Period

N/A (single event)

Deduplication Period

5 Days

Required Data

  • Requires:
    • Gcp Audit Log

Detection Modules

Cloud

ATT&CK Tactic

Credential Access (TA0006)

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Informational

Description

A GCP Service Account token, which is attached to a VM, was used externally of the cloud environment.

Attacker's Goals

Exfiltrate token and abuse it remotely.

Investigative actions

  • Check if the Service Account was attached to a specific VM.
  • Check if the Service Account was used by a user.
  • Check if the relevant VM is compromised.

Variations

Suspicious usage of VM Service Account token

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Credential Access (TA0006)

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

High

Description

A GCP Service Account token, which is attached to a VM, was used externally of the cloud environment.

Attacker's Goals

Exfiltrate token and abuse it remotely.

Investigative actions

  • Check if the Service Account was attached to a specific VM.
  • Check if the Service Account was used by a user.
  • Check if the relevant VM is compromised.