Unusual resource modification/creation

Cortex XDR Analytics Alert Reference by Alert name

Product
Cortex XDR
Last date published
2024-06-18
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 one of the following data sources:
    • AWS Audit Log
      OR
    • Azure Audit Log
      OR
    • Gcp Audit Log

Detection Modules

Cloud

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Informational

Description

A cloud resource was modified/created by a newly seen user. The API call is unusual as it is normally executed by administrators or not popular within the organization.

Attacker's Goals

Evading detections, maintaining persistence and access to sensitive data.

Investigative actions

  • Check which resources were manipulated and their severity.
  • Check for abnormal activity by the executing identity before and after the manipulation.

Variations

Unusual resource modification/creation by newly seen user

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Low

Description

A cloud resource was modified/created by a newly seen user. The API call is unusual as it is normally executed by administrators or not popular within the organization.

Attacker's Goals

Evading detections, maintaining persistence and access to sensitive data.

Investigative actions

  • Check which resources were manipulated and their severity.
  • Check for abnormal activity by the executing identity before and after the manipulation.