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: 5 minutes

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: 1

Added (Elastic Stack release): 8.0.0

Rule authors: Elastic

Rule license: Elastic License v2

Potential false positivesedit

Legitimate remote account administration.

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 not source.ip in ("", "::1")] by
winlog.event_data.TargetLogonId /* event 4724 need to be logged */
[iam where event.action == "reset-password"] by

Threat mappingedit