User Account Creationedit

Identifies attempts to create new local users. This is sometimes done by attackers to increase access to a system or domain.

Rule type: eql

Rule indices:

  • winlogbeat-*
  • logs-windows.*

Severity: low

Risk score: 21

Runs every: 5m

Searches indices from: now-9m (Date Math format, see also Additional look-back time)

Maximum alerts per execution: 100

References: None


  • Elastic
  • Host
  • Windows
  • Threat Detection
  • Persistence

Version: 9

Rule authors:

  • Elastic

Rule license: Elastic License v2

Rule queryedit

process where event.type in ("start", "process_started") and : ("net.exe", "net1.exe") and
  not : "net.exe" and
  (process.args : "user" and process.args : ("/ad", "/add"))