CISSP Practice question #239

An attacker is using low bandwidth coordinated attacks to avoid our Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS). What is the attacker doing?
A: Breaking the data into segments.
B: Sending traffic on a well-known TCP port, where we would not expect the malicious traffic.
C: Have many different agents use different IPs and ports.
D: Change the attack signature.

CBK 7: Security Operations
Source: practice tests –


C: Low-bandwidth coordinated attacks: A number of attackers (or agents) allocate different ports or hosts to different attackers making it difficult for the IDS to correlate the captured packets and deduce that a network scan is in progress.

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