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Free CompTIA Security+ SY0-701 Practice Question

As a system administrator for a medium-sized corporation, you notice an unusual email being circulated within the company. The email in question appears to be from the CEO requesting urgent wire transfers to a new vendor due to an alleged internal system audit. Which type of attack is most likely occurring and what immediate action should you take to mitigate the risks?

  • Forward the email to other department heads to quickly fulfill the CEO's request.

  • Comply with the email directives and perform the wire transfer to the new vendor.

  • Verify the request via a direct phone call to the CEO and alert the IT security team.

  • Reply to the email asking for more details about the vendor and the audit.

This question is for objective:
Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Mitigations
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