Abnormally High AWS Instances Launched By User - MLTK

Description

This search looks for CloudTrail events where a user successfully launches an abnormally high number of instances.

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Use Case

Security Monitoring

Category

Cloud Security, SaaS

Alert Volume

This search looks for CloudTrail events where a user successfully launches an abnormally high number of instances.

SPL Difficulty

None

Journey

Stage 3

MITRE ATT&CK Tactics

Defense Evasion
Persistence
Privilege Escalation
Initial Access

MITRE ATT&CK Techniques

Valid Accounts

Cloud Accounts

MITRE Threat Groups

APT33

Kill Chain Phases

Actions On Objectives

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Abnormally High AWS Instances Launched By User - MLTK Help

You must install the AWS App for Splunk (version 5.1.0 or later) and Splunk Add-on for AWS (version 4.4.0 or later), then configure your CloudTrail inputs. The threshold value should be tuned to your environment.

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