Suspicious activity

Service account key was created from a compute engine service account

Risk Level

Informational (4)

  • N/A


Orca detected that an API call to create service account key was made from a compute engine service account, the operation was successful. This action may indicate of a presence of an unauthorized actor in the cloud environment trying to establish a persistence mechanism in the cloud account, since this kind of action is not usually performed from internal service account.
  • Recommended Mitigation

    It is recommended to review the permissions which were used to make this api call. In addition, review the actions of the deleted service account.