Remote usage of an Azure Service Principal token

Cortex XDR Analytics Alert Reference by Alert name

Product
Cortex XDR
Last date published
2024-06-04
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:
    • Azure Audit Log

Detection Modules

Cloud

ATT&CK Tactic

Credential Access (TA0006)

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Low

Description

An Azure Service Principal token was used externally of the cloud environment.

Attacker's Goals

Exfiltrate valid token and abuse it remotely.

Investigative actions

  • Verify whether the Service Principal should be used remotely.
  • Check what API calls were executed by the Service Principal.
  • Determine whether the Service Principal is compromised.

Variations

Remote usage of an Azure Service Principal token from an unusual ASN

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Credential Access (TA0006)

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

High

Description

An Azure Service Principal token was used externally of the cloud environment.

Attacker's Goals

Exfiltrate valid token and abuse it remotely.

Investigative actions

  • Verify whether the Service Principal should be used remotely.
  • Check what API calls were executed by the Service Principal.
  • Determine whether the Service Principal is compromised.


Remote usage of an Azure Service Principal token from an unusual IP

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Credential Access (TA0006)

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Medium

Description

An Azure Service Principal token was used externally of the cloud environment.

Attacker's Goals

Exfiltrate valid token and abuse it remotely.

Investigative actions

  • Verify whether the Service Principal should be used remotely.
  • Check what API calls were executed by the Service Principal.
  • Determine whether the Service Principal is compromised.