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GCP service account key created

gcp

Classification:

attack

Tactic:

Goal

Detect when a new service account key is created. An attacker could use this key as a backdoor to your account.

Strategy

This rule lets you monitor GCP admin activity audit logs to detect the creation of a service account key.

Triage and response

  1. Contact the user who created the service account key to ensure they’re managing the key securely.