Assessment of compromise

It all starts with an email, as a consequence of abnormal behavior in the IT system. This time, it appears that an Elastic ML node has spotted a potential DNS exfiltration attack. The following screenshot shows that there were unusual activities against a given domain, originating from a server called server_101:

The alert shows a high anomaly score, 95, signifying a very unusual situation. Elastic Alerting can send emails like the preceding one based on conditions such as the anomaly score value. The creation of such an alert based upon the anomaly score is quite simple, and in Chapter 6, Alerting on ML Analysis

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