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Create IAM group

Author Last Update
Nick Jones 2020-06-18

An adversary may attempt to create an IAM group within an account, to alter legitimate access or block administrative activity.

MITRE IDs

Required Permissions

  • iam:CreateGroup

Required Parameters

Name Type Description Example Value
group str IAM group to create example_group

Attacker Action

aws iam create-group --group-name example_group

Detection Case

ELK query

When logs are ingested into ELK, the following Lucene query can be used to identify relevant events.

eventName:CreateGroup AND eventSource:*.iam.amazonaws.com  

Sigma Definition

---
title: Create IAM group
id: 4b33f970-ef9d-49e0-ae7d-040e60d96415
status: experimental
author: Nick Jones
date: 2020-06-18
description: An adversary may attempt to create an IAM group within an account, to alter legitimate access or block administrative activity.
logsource:
  service: cloudtrail
detection:
  selection_source:
    - eventSource: "*.iam.amazonaws.com"
  events:
    - eventName: "CreateGroup"
  condition: selection_source AND events
level: low
tags:
  - attack.t1089