What is the purpose of a reconnaissance attack on a computer network?
- To steal data from the network servers
- To prevent users from accessing network resources
- To redirect data traffic so that it can be monitored
- To gather information about the target network and system
Explanation: Preventing users from accessing network resources is a denial of service attack. Being able to steal data from the network servers may be the objective after a reconnaissance attack gathers information about the target network and system. Redirecting data traffic so it can be monitored is a man-in-the middle attack.
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