Suspicious activity

Exposed aws access key was used to delete S3 bucket

Risk Level

Informational (4)

  • N/A


Orca detected that an exposed AWS access key was used to delete S3 bucket. AWS proactively monitors popular code repository sites for exposed AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) access keys. On detection of an exposed IAM access key, a policy named 'AWSExposedCredentialPolicy_DO_NOT_REMOVE' is assigned to the IAM user in order to notify on the leaked access key.
  • Recommended Mitigation

    It is recommended to rotate the exposed aws access key immediately and to review if the S3 bucket deletion is a legitimate action.