Remote usage of an AWS service 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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Alert name

Synopsis

Activation Period

14 Days

Training Period

30 Days

Test Period

N/A (single event)

Deduplication Period

5 Days

Required Data

  • Requires:
    • AWS Audit Log

Detection Modules

Cloud

ATT&CK Tactic

Credential Access (TA0006)

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Low

Description

An AWS service token was used externally of the cloud environment.

Attacker's Goals

Exfiltrate a token and abuse it remotely.

Investigative actions

  • Check what actions were executed by the service.
  • Check if the IAM role was assumed by a different identity.
  • Check which API calls were executed by the access-key.

Variations

Remote usage of an AWS EKS token

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Credential Access (TA0006)

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

High

Description

An AWS service token was used externally of the cloud environment.

Attacker's Goals

Exfiltrate a token and abuse it remotely.

Investigative actions

  • Check what actions were executed by the service.
  • Check if the IAM role was assumed by a different identity.
  • Check which API calls were executed by the access-key.


Suspicious usage of an AWS EKS token

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Credential Access (TA0006)

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Low

Description

An AWS service token was used externally of the cloud environment.

Attacker's Goals

Exfiltrate a token and abuse it remotely.

Investigative actions

  • Check what actions were executed by the service.
  • Check if the IAM role was assumed by a different identity.
  • Check which API calls were executed by the access-key.


Suspicious usage of an AWS ECS token

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Credential Access (TA0006)

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

High

Description

An AWS service token was used externally of the cloud environment.

Attacker's Goals

Exfiltrate a token and abuse it remotely.

Investigative actions

  • Check what actions were executed by the service.
  • Check if the IAM role was assumed by a different identity.
  • Check which API calls were executed by the access-key.


Remote usage of an AWS ECS token

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Credential Access (TA0006)

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Low

Description

An AWS service token was used externally of the cloud environment.

Attacker's Goals

Exfiltrate a token and abuse it remotely.

Investigative actions

  • Check what actions were executed by the service.
  • Check if the IAM role was assumed by a different identity.
  • Check which API calls were executed by the access-key.


Suspicious usage of AWS service token

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Credential Access (TA0006)

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

High

Description

An AWS service token was used externally of the cloud environment.

Attacker's Goals

Exfiltrate a token and abuse it remotely.

Investigative actions

  • Check what actions were executed by the service.
  • Check if the IAM role was assumed by a different identity.
  • Check which API calls were executed by the access-key.