Unusual AWS credentials creation

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

1 Day

Required Data

  • Requires:
    • XDR Agent

Detection Modules

ATT&CK Tactic

Persistence (TA0003)

ATT&CK Technique

Account Manipulation: Additional Cloud Credentials (T1098.001)

Severity

Low

Description

AWS utility was used to create an access key and a secret key.

Attacker's Goals

Maintain access to an AWS provider.

Investigative actions

  • Check the machine timeline and look for abnormal activity.
  • Investigate what other calls were made to the AWS account.