ICMP Echo Reply Packets

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Background: Carl is a Security Administrator for a company. While monitoring the IDS, he notices that there has been a surge in ICMP Echo Reply packets received on the interface of the external gateway. On closer inspection, Carl discovers that the ICMP Echo Reply packets are originating from the Internet with no request from the internal host.

Q: What attack has most likely taken place on the company’s network?


a. Land attack

b. DoS attack

c. Smurf attack

d. Fraggle attack

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