Unusual AWS user added to group

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:
    • XDR Agent

Detection Modules

ATT&CK Tactic

Persistence (TA0003)

ATT&CK Technique

Account Manipulation (T1098)

Severity

Low

Description

AWS user added to AWS group, possibly to elevate privileges and gain more access to resources.

Attacker's Goals

Gain persistence and elevate privileges.

Investigative actions

  • Check if the action was done using an automation service.
  • Check if there are any other suspicious activities originated from the same machine/executing user.

Variations

Unusual AWS user added to group from a Kubernetes Pod

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Persistence (TA0003)

ATT&CK Technique

Account Manipulation (T1098)

Severity

Low

Description

AWS user added to AWS group, possibly to elevate privileges and gain more access to resources.

Attacker's Goals

Gain persistence and elevate privileges.

Investigative actions

  • Check if the action was done using an automation service.
  • Check if there are any other suspicious activities originated from the same machine/executing user.