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Network Threats and Attacks 

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You have now learned about recognizing security threats, vulnerabilities, and how to mitigate them. Almost every day, there are reports of an intrusion, breach of confidentiality, or some other high-profile attack.

Find a news article about a recent network attack (no more than one year ago). Answer the following questions in a paragraph:

  • What type of attack occurred?
  • Was the attacker successful in penetrating the system or network?
  • What, if anything, was the attacker able to access or obtain?
  • What is the effect to the organization and customers because of the attack?
  • What can you learn from this incident? If you are the network engineer or the person in charge of the network/infrastructure/data, what would you have done differently to prevent this from happening again?

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