Identifies a high number of failed authentication attempts to the AWS management console for the Root user identity. An adversary may attempt to brute force the password for the Root user identity, as it has complete access to all services and resources for the AWS account.
Rule type: threshold
Risk score: 73
Runs every: 5 minutes
Maximum alerts per execution: 100
- Continuous Monitoring
- Identity and Access
Added (Elastic Stack release): 7.10.0
Rule authors: Elastic
Rule license: Elastic License
Automated processes that attempt to authenticate using expired credentials and unbounded retries may lead to false positives.
The AWS Filebeat module must be enabled to use this rule.
event.dataset:aws.cloudtrail and event.provider:signin.amazonaws.com and event.action:ConsoleLogin and aws.cloudtrail.user_identity.type:Root and event.outcome:failure