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UGC-NET | UGC NET CS 2016 Aug – II | Question 46

  • Last Updated : 11 Apr, 2018

An attacker sits between the sender and receiver and captures the information and retransmits to the receiver after some time without altering the information. This attack is called as _____.
(A) Denial of service attack
(B) Masquarade attack
(C) Simple attack
(D) Complex attack


Answer: (A)

Explanation:

  • An attacker sits between the sender and receiver and captures the information and re-transmits to the receiver after some time without altering the information. This attack is called as Denial of service attack.
  • A Masquerade attack is a type of attack where the attacker pretends to be an authorized user of a system in order to gain access to it or to gain greater privileges than they are authorized for.

So, option (A) is correct.

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