A Scan attack is performed by cyber-assailants in a process of initial information-gathering known as footprinting. Scan attacks are used mostly to identify and enumerate active hosts on a network, and to determine the host operating system and available UDP and TCP network services that are running on the targeted hosts.
A successful Scan attack can result in information disclosure.
A Scan.Generic.TCP attack attempts to identify and enumerate TCP network services running on the targeted hosts. It does so by systematically sending multiple probe requests to a range of targeted ports on a host machine. The goal of a Scan.Generic.TCP attack is to find an open port and a network service running on that port.
A successful Scan.Generic.TCP attack can result in information disclosure.