George needed to share a video with a co-worker. Because of the large size of the video file, he decided to run a simple FTP server on his workstation to serve the video file to his co-worker. To make things easier, George created an account with the simple password of “file” and provided it to his co-worker on Friday. Without the proper security measures or a strong password, the IT staff was not surprised to learn on Monday that George’s workstation had been compromised and was trying to upload work related documents to the internet. What type of attack is described in this scenario?

IT Questions BankCategory: CCNA 1 v7George needed to share a video with a co-worker. Because of the large size of the video file, he decided to run a simple FTP server on his workstation to serve the video file to his co-worker. To make things easier, George created an account with the simple password of “file” and provided it to his co-worker on Friday. Without the proper security measures or a strong password, the IT staff was not surprised to learn on Monday that George’s workstation had been compromised and was trying to upload work related documents to the internet. What type of attack is described in this scenario?

George needed to share a video with a co-worker. Because of the large size of the video file, he decided to run a simple FTP server on his workstation to serve the video file to his co-worker. To make things easier, George created an account with the simple password of “file” and provided it to his co-worker on Friday. Without the proper security measures or a strong password, the IT staff was not surprised to learn on Monday that George’s workstation had been compromised and was trying to upload work related documents to the internet. What type of attack is described in this scenario?

  • access attack
  • denial of service (DoS) attack
  • malware attack
  • reconnaissance attack

Explanation: An access attack, if successful, exploits known vulnerabilities. These attacks can allow a threat actor to gain access to resources they have no rights to access.

More Questions: 16.2.5 Check Your Understanding – Network Attacks


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