Certified Ethical Hacker 312-50v10 – Question074

You are working as a Security Analyst in a company XYZ that owns the whole subnet range of and

While monitoring the data, you find a high number of outbound connections. You see that IPs owned by XYZ (Internal) and private IPs are communicating to a Single Public IP.
Therefore, the Internal IPs are sending data to the Public IP.

After further analysis, you find out that this Public IP is a blacklisted IP, and the internal communicating devices are compromised.

What kind of attack does the above scenario depict?

Botnet Attack
B. Spear Phishing Attack
C. Advanced Persistent Threats
D. Rootkit Attack

Correct Answer: A