Jeremiah was browsing the internet from his personal computer when a random website offered a free program to clean his system. After the executable was downloaded and running, the operating system crashed. Crucial operating system related files had been corrupted and Jeremiah’s computer required a full disk format and operating system re-installation. What type of attack is described in this scenario?
- access attack
- denial of service (DoS) attack
- malware attack
- reconnaissance attack
Explanation: Malware attacks include viruses, worms, and Trojan horses. These types of attacks can result in crashed systems and deleted or corrupted files.
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