Sharon, an IT intern at ACME Inc., noticed some strange packets while revising the security logs generated by the firewall. A handful of IP addresses on the internet were sending malformed packets to several different IP addresses, at several different random port numbers inside ACME Inc. What type of attack is described in this scenario?
- access attack
- denial of service (DoS) attack
- malware attack
- reconnaissance attack
Explanation: In a reconnaissance attack, the threat actor can probe a system to find what ports are open, and what services are running.
Exam with this question: 16.2.5 Check Your Understanding – Network Attacks