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?

IT Questions BankCategory: CCNA 1 v7Angela, 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?

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


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