Free CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 Practice Question

An employee has reported that their computer has been typing slowly and intermittently displaying characters they did not type, which later disappear. Suspecting a security issue, you investigate their workstation for potential threats. What type of attack is likely occurring if further investigation reveals the existence of a program capturing and transmitting keystrokes to an unknown remote server?

  • The employee's computer is infected with ransomware.

  • The workstation is undergoing a denial-of-service attack from an internal source.

  • There is a network packet sniffer capturing traffic on the local subnet.

  • The workstation is being targeted by a brute-force attack.

  • The computer is experiencing a buffer overflow exploit in one of its applications.

  • A keylogger is installed on the workstation.

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CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 / 
Attacks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities
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