Unusual Kubernetes API server communication from a pod

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

5 Days

Required Data

  • Requires:
    • XDR Agent

Detection Modules

ATT&CK Tactic

Discovery (TA0007)

ATT&CK Technique

Container and Resource Discovery (T1613)

Severity

Low

Description

The Kubernetes API server was accessed by an unusual process from within a pod.

Attacker's Goals

Usage of the Kubernetes API server to perform operations inside the cluster.

Investigative actions

Check if there is an active attack against the Kubernetes cluster.

Variations

Unusual Kubernetes API server communication from a new pod

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Discovery (TA0007)

ATT&CK Technique

Container and Resource Discovery (T1613)

Severity

Informational

Description

The Kubernetes API server was accessed by an unusual process from within a pod.

Attacker's Goals

Usage of the Kubernetes API server to perform operations inside the cluster.

Investigative actions

Check if there is an active attack against the Kubernetes cluster.