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Free CompTIA Security+ SY0-701 Practice Question

An IT administrator has noted several workstations in the company are exhibiting similar unsettling behaviors including unexpected slowdowns, random printing of documents, and system restarts occurring without user initiation. These anomalies are observed concurrently in various unrelated business units. What should the IT administrator suspect as the MOST plausible cause for these widespread and consistent issues?

  • The workstations are likely infected with a virus.

  • There is a script kiddie exploiting network vulnerabilities.

  • The systems are experiencing widespread hardware failure.

  • There is a misconfiguration of system settings across the network.

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CompTIA Security+ SY0-701 / 
Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Mitigations
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