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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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Six Golden Rules for Selecting an SSL or TLS Certificate
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an overview of the SSL certificate market, the 6 golden rules of purchasing SSL certificates, and more.
Posted: 08 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Symantec Corporation

Website Security Threat Report Part 1
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This website security threat report will give enterprises, small businesses and consumers essential information to help secure their systems from threat vulnerabilities. Continue reading to access emerging trends in attacks, malicious code activity, phishing, and spam.
Posted: 07 Jul 2015 | Published: 07 Jul 2015

Symantec Corporation

Don’t Let Your DDoS Defense Fall Behind
sponsored by Neustar®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the pros and cons of several different DDoS mitigation approaches. Access now to learn how to evaluate and choose the ideal strategy based on your risk assessment.
Posted: 01 Jul 2015 | Published: 13 May 2015

Neustar®

Think You are Safe from DDoS Attacks?
sponsored by Neustar®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the repercussions of relying solely on firewalls and IPS/IDS to attempt blocking DDoS attacks. View now to learn the steps to take to protect sensitive data stored in the cloud.
Posted: 02 Jun 2015 | Published: 06 May 2015

Neustar®

4 Ways To Strengthen Your DNS Security
sponsored by Neustar®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents the four steps to strengthening DNS security to block today's constant dynamic attacks.
Posted: 02 Jun 2015 | Published: 27 May 2015

Neustar®

Critical Role of DNS Calls for Vulnerability Mitigation
sponsored by Neustar®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the current state of DNS threats, vulnerabilities, and 3 most common attacks.
Posted: 29 May 2015 | Published: 13 May 2015

Neustar®

Website Defense in Depth – Examining the Protect, Detect, React Paradigm
sponsored by Distil Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the Protect, Detect, React paradigm in depth and compares several platforms for specific security levels and requirements.
Posted: 27 May 2015 | Published: 25 Mar 2015

Distil Networks

Quarterly Cyberthreat Report
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this quarterly security report, discover what lessons have been learned in 2014 and how cybersecurity needs to evolve in 2015.
Posted: 17 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

IBM

Securing Your Business Against SSL-Based Attacks
sponsored by Radware
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to uncover the four challenges of defending against DoS-based SSL attacks. Read on to learn why current defense solutions are falling short and the triple layer defense strategy that replaces them.
Posted: 31 Mar 2015 | Published: 10 Apr 2013

Radware

Protecting Critical DNS Infrastructure Against Attack
sponsored by Radware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper delves into the challenges of protecting DNS from DDoS attacks as well as the three new attack techniques. View now to learn a three phase strategy to mitigate these attacks.
Posted: 31 Mar 2015 | Published: 08 May 2013

Radware

3 Approaches to Stop DDoS Attacks
sponsored by Radware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the threat landscape of DDoS attacks and details the shortcomings of traditional security approaches. You will uncover how to evaluate and craft a new security strategy to mitigate DDoS attacks based on whether you compute on-premises, in the cloud, or in a hybrid environment. View now to learn more.
Posted: 27 Mar 2015 | Published: 04 Mar 2015

Radware

How to Protect Your Business From Today's Security Threats
sponsored by Optus Business
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the importance of maintaining robust network security within your enterprise, especially with an evolving threat landscape.
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 03 Oct 2014

Optus Business

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

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.

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
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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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