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Free CompTIA Security+ SY0-701 Practice Question

A company's web server suddenly experiences an overwhelming amount of traffic, causing legitimate users to be unable to access the website. Investigation reveals that the traffic surge is due to a flood of network requests with spoofed IP addresses, indicating a possible DDoS attack. Which type of DDoS attack is most likely occurring if the attack traffic is magnified by the attackers using public network services without the need for a botnet?

  • Amplified DDoS attack

  • Reflected DDoS attack

  • SYN flood attack

  • Ping flood attack

This question's topic:
CompTIA Security+ SY0-701 / 
Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Mitigations
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Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Mitigations
General Security Concepts
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