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Free CompTIA Security+ SY0-701 Practice Question

During routine monitoring, a cybersecurity analyst discovers repeated attempts to compromise a system using a tool that automates the exploitation of a known vulnerability. The repetitive nature of the attempts and the reliance on a well-documented exploit suggests a lack of sophisticated attack planning. Which type of threat actor is the analyst most likely observing in action?

  • An organized crime syndicate staging a targeted breach

  • An unskilled individual leveraging a known exploit with an automated tool

  • A hacker with advanced skills conducting a complex intrusion

  • An insider threat exploiting their authorized access

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