AWS RDS Snapshot Restorededit

Identifies when an attempt was made to restore an RDS Snapshot. Snapshots are sometimes shared by threat actors in order to exfiltrate bulk data. If the permissions were modified, verify if the snapshot was shared with an unauthorized or unexpected AWS account.

Rule type: query

Rule indices:

  • filebeat-*
  • logs-aws*

Severity: medium

Risk score: 47

Runs every: 5m

Searches indices from: None (Date Math format, see also Additional look-back time)

Maximum alerts per execution: 100



  • Elastic
  • Cloud
  • AWS
  • Continuous Monitoring
  • SecOps
  • Asset Visibility

Version: 2

Rule authors:

  • Austin Songer

Rule license: Elastic License v2

Investigation guideedit

## Config

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

Rule queryedit

event.dataset:aws.cloudtrail and and event.action:RestoreDBInstanceFromDBSnapshot and