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ALSO CALLED: Distributed Denial of Service Attacks, Teardrop Attacks, Denial of Service Prevention, DOSA, Packet Monkey, Attacks, DDoS Attacks, DNS Attacks, Smurfing, Denial-of-service Attack, D o S Attacks, DoS Attacks, Smurf
DEFINITION: On the Internet, a packet monkey is someone (see cracker, hacker, and script kiddy) who intentionally inundates a Web site or network with data packets, resulting in a denial-of-service situation for users of the attacked site or network. Packet monkeys typically use tools created and made available on the Internet by hackers. According to one writer's distinction, a packet monkey, unlike a script  … 
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Making DDoS Mitigation Part of Your Incident Response Plan - Critical Steps and Best Practices
sponsored by Akamai
WHITE PAPER: The time to prepare yourself for a DDoS attack was yesterday. Discover why distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are so damaging to organizations and understand what you can do to protect your company today.
Posted: 16 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Akamai

10 Things Every Web Application Firewall Should Provide
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: Where traditional firewalls have failed, web application firewalls provide strong, thorough protection. Uncover the top 10 features your team should consider when it comes to web application firewall adoption.
Posted: 14 Nov 2016 | Published: 14 Nov 2016

Imperva

DDoS: A Clear and Present Danger
sponsored by A10 Networks
WHITE PAPER: Discover eye-opening statistics detailing DDoS attacks and which industries are most in danger. Learn how to protect against an attack and the protection steps that make the most sense for your organization.
Posted: 24 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

A10 Networks

Ultimate Guide to Multi-Vector DDoS Protection
sponsored by A10 Networks
WHITE PAPER: Learn everything you need to know about DDoS attacks on the rise. You'll discover how and where they attack, why most existing solutions fall short and 5 key components of a strong multi-vector DDoS attack protection solution.
Posted: 21 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

A10 Networks

The DDoS Factor: Cost, Facts & Insight into 2017's Most Advanced Cyberattack Vector
sponsored by A10 Networks
WHITE PAPER: In September 2016, cybersecurity journalist Brian Krebs fell victim to one of the largest DDoS attacks ever recorded. Learn about this incident as well as other organizations' DDoS hardships. Discover why DDoS attacks are so dangerous to every enterprise and see the financial impact these attacks have had in recent months.
Posted: 19 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

A10 Networks

DDoS Attack: Smoke Screen or Smoke Signal?
sponsored by Arbor Networks
WHITE PAPER: Learn how distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are used as not only a means of direct harassment of enterprise data, but also as a "smoke screen" in an attempt to conceal more surgical intrusion tactics. Discover why organizations must recognize DDoS attacks for the data security threats that they have become.
Posted: 17 Aug 2016 | Published: 08 Apr 2016

Arbor Networks

10 Tips to Minimize the Duration and Impact of a Security Breach
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the top 10 things you should do to enhance the security of your enterprise and reduce the duration and impact of a security breach.
Posted: 23 Mar 2016 | Published: 02 Mar 2016

Dell SecureWorks

How you can defend against criminal attacks originating from the Deep Web
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the depths of the Deep Web, using attack data to examine what kinds of attacks originate there and how you can defend against them.
Posted: 09 Sep 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2015

IBM

Inside the Dyre Wolf Malware Campaign
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives a step-by-step outline of how the Dyre Wolf attack is accomplished and how you can detect and prevent compromise.
Posted: 08 Sep 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

IBM

Fortinet 2016 Predictions for the Evolving Threat Landscape
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents today's four most significant cyber-security threats from the hacker's perspective. Access this resource to learn the steps that you need to take to protect your organization from being the next breach victim, as well as how to shift from a reactive to a proactive security approach.
Posted: 05 Jun 2015 | Published: 25 Feb 2015

Fortinet, Inc.

Hackers, Hacking, and CEHv8
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This resource addresses hackers, hacking, and what can be done to prevent cyber-attacks. It also highlights the different motives for hacking and common methods hackers use.
Posted: 19 Mar 2014 | Published: 21 Jan 2014

Global Knowledge

Cybersecurity Lessons from 2014
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this special security report, discover what lessons can be learned from 2014's cyber-breaches to improve cybersecurity in 2015.
Posted: 17 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

IBM

The Evolution of Application Vulnerabilities, Spam Threats, and Incident Response
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report details the many breaches and security incidents that have plagued organizations in recent years; threats from past years that are currently showing signs of resurgence; and issues to be aware of in today's security landscape.
Posted: 24 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

IBM

Denial-of-Service (DoS) Secured Virtual Tenant Networks (VTN)
sponsored by NEC Corporation of America
WHITE PAPER: This crucial paper discusses the evolution of DDoS attacks and examines an SDN solution that detects and mitigates potential attacks almost instantly, ensuring that your network is kept up and running.
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 | Published: 03 Jun 2014

NEC Corporation of America

How Are DDoS Attacks Evolving?
sponsored by Neustar®
WHITE PAPER: This resource highlights the top 8 changes in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that most organizations aren't ready to defend against.
Posted: 05 May 2014 | Published: 05 May 2014

Neustar®

The Danger Deepens: Neustar Annual DDoS Attacks and Impact Report
sponsored by Neustar®
WHITE PAPER: This resource analyzes survey results regarding distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks to see how they've evolved into an even great threat. Click through to learn how you should prepare.
Posted: 02 May 2014 | Published: 02 May 2014

Neustar®

Navigating Today's DDoS Landscape
sponsored by Ixia
WHITE PAPER: Learn more about distributed denial-of-service attacks, evolving security and mitigation solutions, and discover new best practices for preventing and responding to advanced attacks.
Posted: 02 May 2014 | Published: 02 May 2014

Ixia

Financial Institutions, Merchants, and the Race Against Cyberthreats
sponsored by RSA
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about the 4 top forms of cybercrime. Click through to reveal 6 key recommendations to best protect your organization from security breaches.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

RSA

Design, Deploy, and Manage a DDoS Protection Architecture
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: An increasing number of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks has caused many businesses to redesign their networks and better protect application-layer attacks. In this white paper, learn how a multi-tier DDoS protection architecture can help you protect your network and higher-layer application protocols from the four categories of DDoS.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

F5 Networks

Evolving Security Technologies Present New Opportunities for Businesses
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive paper examines the technologies that are changing the enterprise and effects that they have on your security environment. Read on and also learn about emerging security trends and requirements that can help keep your organization safe as technologies evolve.
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 14 Mar 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Your Personal Web Attack Survival Guide
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the latest hactivist and cybercriminal methods of attack, and presents a 7-step guide you can use to safeguard your website from attack.
Posted: 20 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Imperva

Cutting the Cost of Application Security
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents a cost breakdown of a Web application firewall solution versus the potential costs of remediation after a successful Web attack. Click now to see why this solution is worth the investment.
Posted: 20 Feb 2014 | Published: 20 Feb 2014

Imperva

Defending Against Denial of Service Attacks
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper for key information about how denial of service (DoS) attacks have taken advantage of the lack of security and compliance measures around network availability. Read on to learn how you can leverage networks and applications to defend against these threats.
Posted: 25 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

F5 Networks

Top Five DNS Security Attack Risks and How to Avoid Them
sponsored by Infoblox
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn best practices and options for a hardened DNS layer that can minimize the risk of experiencing a DNS attack by identifying the symptoms and implementing a response faster.
Posted: 13 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Infoblox

Top 5 DNS Security Attack Risks and How to Avoid Them
sponsored by Infoblox
WHITE PAPER: This paper will highlight how traditional DNS infrastructure deployments can actually increase the risks of DNS attacks. Read this white paper to learn best practices and options for a hardened DNS layer that can minimize the risk of experiencing a DNS attack by identifying the symptoms and implementing a response faster.
Posted: 15 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Infoblox
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DENIAL OF SERVICE ATTACKS DEFINITION (continued): …  kiddy, leaves no clues as to who is making the exploit, making the identity of a packet monkey more difficult to trace. In addition, a denial-of-service attack can be launched on a wider scale than attacks performed by script kiddies, making them more difficult to investigate. Hackers look down on packet monkeys and often describe them as "bottom feeders." Because a packet monkey uses tools created by others, the packet monkey has little understanding of the harm that may be caused. Typically, packet monkey exploits are random and without any purpose other than the thrill of making an effect. … 
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