GCP Virtual Private Cloud Network Deletionedit

Identifies when a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) network is deleted in Google Cloud Platform (GCP). A VPC network is a virtual version of a physical network within a GCP project. Each VPC network has its own subnets, routes, and firewall, as well as other elements. An adversary may delete a VPC network in order to disrupt their target’s network and business operations.

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: Configuration Audit
  • Tactic: Defense Evasion

Version: 104

Rule authors:

  • Elastic

Rule license: Elastic License v2

Investigation guideedit

Rule queryedit

event.dataset:gcp.audit and event.action:v*.compute.networks.delete and event.outcome:success