Account Password Reset Remotelyedit

Identifies an attempt to reset an account password remotely. Adversaries may manipulate account passwords to maintain access or evade password duration policies and preserve compromised credentials.

Rule type: eql

Rule indices:

  • winlogbeat-*
  • logs-windows.*

Severity: medium

Risk score: 47

Runs every: 5m

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

Maximum alerts per execution: 100



  • Elastic
  • Host
  • Windows
  • Threat Detection
  • Persistence

Version: 2

Rule authors:

  • Elastic

Rule license: Elastic License v2

Rule queryedit

sequence by with maxspan=5m
  [authentication where event.action == "logged-in" and
    /* event 4624 need to be logged */
    winlog.logon.type : "Network" and event.outcome == "success" and source.ip != null and
    source.ip != "" and source.ip != "::1"] by winlog.event_data.TargetLogonId
   /* event 4724 need to be logged */
  [iam where event.action == "reset-password"] by winlog.event_data.SubjectLogonId