Account Manipulation: Additional Cloud Credentials


Adversaries may add adversary-controlled credentials to a cloud account to maintain persistent access to victim accounts and instances within the environment. For example, adversaries may add credentials for Service Principals and Applications in addition to existing legitimate credentials in Azure AD. [1][2][3] These credentials include both x509 keys and passwords. [1] With sufficient permissions, there are a variety of ways to add credentials including the Azure Portal, Azure command line interface, and Azure or Az PowerShell modules.

Products, Sensors, and Dependencies

ProductDependenciesData sourceAccess requiredProtocolData CollectedNotes
Tenable Cloud SecurityAWS IaaSRead-onlyHTTPSAWS policies

Attack Path Technique Details

Framework: MITRE ATT&CK

Family: Persistence

Platform: AWS

Products Required: Tenable Cloud Security

Tenable Release Date: 2023 Q2