Azure Kubernetes Events Deletededit

Identifies when Events are deleted in Azure Kubernetes. Kubernetes events are objects that log any state changes. Example events are a container creation, an image pull, or a pod scheduling on a node. An adversary may delete events in Azure Kubernetes in an attempt to evade detection.

Rule type: query

Rule indices:

  • filebeat-*
  • logs-azure*

Severity: medium

Risk score: 47

Runs every: 5 minutes

Searches indices from: now-25m (Date Math format, see also Additional look-back time)

Maximum alerts per execution: 100



  • Elastic
  • Cloud
  • Azure
  • Continuous Monitoring
  • SecOps
  • Log Auditing

Version: 1

Added (Elastic Stack release): 7.16.0

Rule authors: Austin Songer

Rule license: Elastic License v2

Potential false positivesedit

Events deletions may be done by a system or network administrator. Verify whether the username, hostname, and/or resource name should be making changes in your environment. Events deletions from unfamiliar users or hosts should be investigated. If known behavior is causing false positives, it can be exempted from the rule.

Investigation guideedit

## Config

The Azure Fleet integration, Filebeat module, or similarly structured data is required to be compatible with this rule.

Rule queryedit

event.dataset:azure.activitylogs and azure.activitylogs.operation_name
and event.outcome:(Success or success)

Threat mappingedit