Suspicious activity

AWS root account created user

Risk Level

Hazardous (3)

Platform(s)
  • N/A

Description

It was found that the root account was used to create a new AWS user. The root account should not be used in day to day administrative tasks because it can't be deleted and its permissions can't be revoked. If its credentials will be stolen the entire account is at risk.
  • Recommended Mitigation

    It is recommended to review the root account activity and eliminate the use of the root account by creating individual users with set permissions.