GCP Logging Bucket Deletionedit

Identifies a Logging bucket deletion in Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Log buckets are containers that store and organize log data. A deleted bucket stays in a pending state for 7 days, and Logging continues to route logs to the bucket during that time. To stop routing logs to a deleted bucket, you can delete the log sinks that have the bucket as their destination, or modify the filter for the sinks to stop it from routing logs to the deleted bucket. An adversary may delete a log bucket to evade detection.

Rule type: query

Rule indices:

  • filebeat-*
  • logs-gcp*

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



  • Domain: Cloud
  • Data Source: GCP
  • Data Source: Google Cloud Platform
  • Use Case: Log Auditing
  • Tactic: Defense Evasion

Version: 104

Rule authors:

  • Elastic

Rule license: Elastic License v2

Investigation guideedit

Rule queryedit

event.dataset:gcp.audit and event.action:google.logging.v*.ConfigServiceV*.DeleteBucket and event.outcome:success