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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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Denial of Service Attacks White Papers (View All Report Types)
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How The Mirai Botnet is Fueling Today's Largest and Most Crippling DDoS Attacks
sponsored by Akamai
WHITE PAPER: The largest DDoS attacks have increased greatly in strength and doubled in attack size in 2016. Access this whitepaper to uncover how to defend against DDoS attacks and stay ahead of the malicious threats like the Mirai botnet.
Posted: 03 Apr 2017 | Published: 03 Apr 2017

Akamai

Understanding And Mitigating DDoS Attacks
sponsored by Dyn
WHITE PAPER: To overcome the challenges Distribute Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks present you need a highly resilient and scalable DNS infrastructure. This white paper reviews DDoS attack concepts and mitigation strategies. Inside, you'll learn 4 critical DNS concepts.
Posted: 29 Mar 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

Dyn

Citrix NetScaler: A Powerful Defense Against Denial of Service Attacks
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Denial of service (DoS) attacks are on the rise after years of relative dormancy. In that time they have evolved and are honed in on attacking the different networking layers. Discover how DoS attacks have evolved and how to approach DoS protection at each layer of your network.
Posted: 13 Jun 2016 | Published: 30 Jan 2015

Citrix

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

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

Symantec Internet Security Threat Report
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This report reveals the latest information about today's top security vulnerabilities and threats – from targeted attacks and exploits to spam and phishing – to help you keep your organization safe. View now to learn more!
Posted: 23 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Symantec Corporation

Overcoming Security Breaches and Minimizing the Impact
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 May 2013 | Published: 23 May 2013

Dell SecureWorks

Leveraging Cloud Security to Weather Threatening Storms: How to Defend Your Perimeter from Today's Outsized Threats
sponsored by Akamai Technologies
WHITE PAPER: With rapid growth and complexity of today’s threats, traditional perimeter defenses are no longer enough to keep pace. This resource explores the current threat environment and how leveraging cloud-based security services can be a proactive and effective means to protecting against ever-evolving, modern day threats.
Posted: 04 Apr 2012 | Published: 04 Apr 2012

Akamai Technologies

Protecting the Enterprise Against Today's Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attacks
sponsored by Corero Network Security
WHITE PAPER: With today’s increasing reliance on the Internet, it is of utmost importance to ensure security and uninterrupted availability in order to maintain a competitive advantage. View this resource now to explore the risks of DDoS attacks, the latest DDoS attack trends, guidelines for a DDoS defense program and more.
Posted: 26 Mar 2012 | Published: 26 Mar 2012

Corero Network Security

The Business Case for Managed DDos Protection
sponsored by Neustar®
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper provides a snapshot of the evolving DDoS threat, provides guidance on what to look for in a managed DDoS solution and presents a financial cash-flow analysis scenario of an investment in a managed DDoS protection service.
Posted: 18 Nov 2011 | Published: 17 Nov 2011

Neustar®

State of DNS Availability Report
sponsored by Verisign, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This domain name system (DNS) availability report illustrates the risks and impact that site downtime can have on revenue generation, business continuity, customer loyalty and more.
Posted: 11 Nov 2011 | Published: 11 Nov 2011

Verisign, Inc.

Threat Analysis: Understanding and Combating DDoS Attacks
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: This analysis focuses on the types of attacks generally referred to as distributed denial-of-service, or DDoS, attacks. DDoS attacks are most often used to extort or damage businesses whose websites or online assets are a major source of revenue, are an indicator of brand value, or are critical to operations.
Posted: 31 May 2011 | Published: 31 May 2011

Dell SecureWorks

Features of a Comprehensive Application Security Solution
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the features of a comprehensive application security solution.
Posted: 07 Jun 2010 | Published: 07 Jun 2010

Citrix
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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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