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Free CompTIA PenTest+ PT0-002 Practice Question

A penetration tester has been hired to conduct a security assessment for a large organization. During the engagement, they inadvertently gain access to a server hosting sensitive customer data that was not defined in the scope of work. Realizing the potential violation, what should the penetration tester do FIRST to mitigate the risk of criminal charges?

  • Cease testing and report the incident to the hiring organization

  • Delete any trace of their access to avoid getting caught

  • Secure the server to prevent any potential data leakage

  • Continue testing to gather more information about the vulnerability

This question is for objective:
Planning and Scoping
Your Score:
Planning and Scoping
Information Gathering and Vulnerability Scanning
Attacks and Exploits
Reporting and Communication
Tools and Code Analysis