Agent Spoofing - Mismatched Agent IDedit

Detects events that have a mismatch on the expected event agent ID. The status "agent_id_mismatch" occurs when the expected agent ID associated with the API key does not match the actual agent ID in an event. This could indicate attempts to spoof events in order to masquerade actual activity to evade detection.

Rule type: query

Rule indices:

  • logs-*
  • metrics-*
  • traces-*

Severity: high

Risk score: 73

Runs every: 5m

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

Maximum alerts per execution: 100

References: None


  • Use Case: Threat Detection
  • Tactic: Defense Evasion

Version: 101

Rule authors:

  • Elastic

Rule license: Elastic License v2

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