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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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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

Internet of Things: Enterprise Risks, Platform Options to Consider
sponsored by Xively by LogMeIn
EGUIDE: The Internet of Things (IoT) increases the number of security risks businesses face, becoming a backdoor for attackers into the enterprise. Discover 7 key security risks associated with IoT and how to manage them. Plus learn how robust cloud platforms will allow IoT to reach its potential.
Posted: 10 Jun 2016 | Published: 03 Jun 2016

Xively by LogMeIn

10 Tips to Help You 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

The Anatomy of a DDoS Attack
sponsored by Imperva
RESOURCE: View this infographic to see a visual breakdown of how the DDoS criminal system works and how you can protect your organization.
Posted: 24 Feb 2016 | Published: 09 Dec 2015

Imperva

Today's Top DDoS Services Providers
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: Forrester Research offers unique insight into the rapidly growing DDoS attacks. This report details how well each vendor measures up against Forrester's criteria and against each other with their DDoS prevention services.
Posted: 09 Feb 2016 | Published: 22 Jul 2015

Imperva

Today's Global DDoS Threat Landscape Report
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: DDoS attacks against network infrastructures continue to grow in size and duration. Download this report and learn what to expect and how you can protect your website from such attacks.
Posted: 09 Feb 2016 | Published: 06 Oct 2015

Imperva

Extortion by DDoS Attacks
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores why DDoS attacks are a hacker's favorite, the types of DDoS attacks commonly used, how to recognize a DDoS extortion attack, and whether or not you should pay the ransom. Read on now to learn how to protect your enterprise with proven recommendations and mitigation techniques.
Posted: 18 Dec 2015 | Published: 09 Dec 2015

IBM

Special Report: Ensuring Cybersecurity in 2015
sponsored by Dimension Data
WHITE PAPER: This report looks at cybercrime data across industries and arrives at a disturbing conclusion: Organizations aren't paying enough attention to security basics.
Posted: 09 Dec 2015 | Published: 09 Dec 2015

Dimension Data

Understand The Anatomy of Attacks to Stay One Step Ahead
sponsored by OpenDNS
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn the 7 (often repetitive) steps of a cybersecurity attack. View now to learn how to leverage DNS to gain east-west visibility into your network and stop hidden attacks before your data is compromised.
Posted: 08 Oct 2015 | Published: 02 Sep 2015

OpenDNS

Enterprise Security in Asia: The Ugly, The Bad & The Good
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals the truth about cybersecurity in Asia including a 52% surge in breaches and the emerging sophisticated schemes from hackers. View now to learn which attacks are most popular and how to avoid being the next data breach victim.
Posted: 01 Oct 2015 | Published: 13 Jan 2015

F5 Networks

Countering Cyber-Crime with a Sharp Eye and a Clear Plan
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: Bigger, more diverse networks mean a bigger attack surface for hackers. Today's networking pros must assess and update network security strategies to account for new vulnerabilities and respond to inevitable attacks.
Posted: 14 Aug 2014 | Published: 21 Aug 2014

SearchSecurity.com

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

Up-to-the-Minute Global Threat Intelligence
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: In this webcast, you'll learn how stay informed with up to the minute cybercrime attack information.
Posted: 30 Jul 2015 | Premiered: Jul 17, 2015

IBM

Six Golden Rules for Selecting an SSL or TLS Certificate
sponsored by Symantec Website Security Solutions
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 Website Security Solutions

Fortinet Threat Trends in 2015
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.

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

How to Deal with Increasing DDOS Attacks
sponsored by Verisign, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores how to protect your organization from distributed denial of service attacks.
Posted: 07 Nov 2014 | Published: 07 Nov 2014

Verisign, 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

Coming at You: How to Deal with the Latest DDoS Attacks
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: Access this TechGuide to learn more about DDoS threats and how to protect your systems—while shape-shifting cyberattackers are tough to stay ahead of, they're too destructive to ignore.
Posted: 14 May 2014 | Published: 15 May 2014

SearchSecurity.com

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
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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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