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Executive Summary LOT2 Task 1Sarah Stimpson WGU ID: 269752Current and Emerging TechnologiesMSISA May 2016Mentor: Lavender Boyles
Recently our university’s network was successfully attacked. The result was a loss of service for a twenty four hour period. This is known as a Distributed Denial of Service attack (DDoS). An investigation has been completed and it was determine that the attack originated from inside the network. A password sniffing application was installed on multiple computers throughout the university network. The application scans networks traffic looking for administrative passwords. The data is logged and the attacker reads the logs and learns the passwords. Using this password, the attacked can now masquerade as a system admin with all of the elevated privileges afforded to those individuals. This can include but is not limited to hardware/software installation, access to configurations, user accounts, servers, sharedrives,

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Login, Attack, Denial of service attack, attack

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