Potential brute force attack on AWS ConsoleLogin


Detect when a user is a victim of an Account Take Over (ATO) by a brute force attack.


This rule monitors CloudTrail and detects when any @evt.name has a value of Console Login, and @responseElements.ConsoleLogin has a value of Failure.

Triage and response

  1. Determine if the user logged in with 2FA.
  2. Reach out to the user and ensure the login was legitimate.


  • 17 March 2022 - Updated rule query.
  • 10 February 2023 - Updated rule query.
  • 10 July 2023 - Updated group by fields.