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This search can help the detection of compromised accounts or internal users sharing potentially malicious/classified documents with users outside your organization via GSuite file sharing .

  • Type: Hunting
  • Product: Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Enterprise Security, Splunk Cloud
  • Datamodel:
  • Last Updated: 2021-10-24
  • Author: Rod Soto, Teoderick Contreras
  • ID: a7131dae-34e3-11ec-a2de-acde48001122


ID Technique Tactic
T1566 Phishing Initial Access
`gsuite_drive` name=change_user_access 
| rename parameters.* as * 
| search email = "*@yourdomain.com" target_user != "*@yourdomain.com" 
| stats count values(owner) as owner values(target_user) as target values(doc_type) as doc_type values(doc_title) as doc_title dc(target_user) as distinct_target by src_ip email 
| where distinct_target > 50 
| `gdrive_suspicious_file_sharing_filter`

Associated Analytic Story

How To Implement

Need to implement Gsuite logging targeting Google suite drive activity. In order for the search to work for your environment please update yourdomain.com value in the query with the domain relavant for your organization.

Required field

  • _time
  • src_ip
  • parameters.owner
  • parameters.target_user
  • parameters.doc_title
  • parameters.doc_type

Kill Chain Phase

  • Exploitation

Known False Positives

This is an anomaly search, you must specify your domain in the parameters so it either filters outside domains or focus on internal domains. This search may also help investigate compromise of accounts. By looking at for example source ip addresses, document titles and abnormal number of shares and shared target users.


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