Angela, an IT staff member at ACME Inc., notices that communication with the company’s web server is very slow. After investigating, she determines that the cause of the slow response is a computer on the internet sending a very large number of malformed web requests to ACME’S web server. What type of attack is described in this scenario?
- access attack
- denial of service (DoS) attack
- malware attack
- reconnaissance attack
Explanation: A denial of service (DoS) attack, if successful, prevents authorized users from accessing system resources.
Exam with this question: 16.2.5 Check Your Understanding – Network Attacks