Suspicious activity

List s3 bucket API call was made from a malicious IP

Risk Level

Informational (4)

  • N/A


Orca detected that an API call to list S3 buckets was made from a malicious IP. Listing S3 buckets is a common enumeration action attackers conduct in the reconnaissance phase. 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.