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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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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

2015 Information Security Trends: What's Next?
sponsored by Cyveillance, Inc.
WEBCAST: This webinar examines what information security and threat analysts can expect in 2015. Topics will include using threat intelligence before and after data breaches, information sharing, the Internet of Things, and the role of the CISO.
Posted: 15 Jul 2015 | Premiered: Feb 26, 2015

Cyveillance, Inc.

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®

Current DDoS Attack and Security Landscape
sponsored by Neustar®
RESOURCE: This white paper report outlines the state of DDoS attack trends and the defensive approaches organizations are using. View now to learn why traditional DDoS defenses are allowing hidden malware to sneak through and the new approaches to mitigate DDoS attacks.
Posted: 29 May 2015 | Published: 25 Mar 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

4 Security Must-Haves For DDoS Protection
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper acts as a DDoS platform buyer's guide and presents the 4 key components to have to ensure protection. View now and examine why each of the 4 pieces is imperative to have in your next DDoS security solution.
Posted: 20 May 2015 | Published: 29 Apr 2015

Neustar®

Distil Networks 2015 Bad Bot Report: 5 High-Risk Lessons
sponsored by Distil Networks
WEBCAST: Distil Networks has produced IT Security's most in-depth analysis on the sources, types and sophistication levels of last year's bot attacks. Listen to this exclusive webcast to keep your organization safe.
Posted: 11 May 2015 | Premiered: May 15, 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

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.

Securing Enterprise Networks with a Sharp Eye and a Clear Plan
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: Enterprise networks are increasing in size and complexity, creating a larger attack surface for hackers. This TechGuide walks you through gaining visibility into your network and devising an effective security strategy.
Posted: 14 Aug 2014 | Published: 11 Aug 2014

SearchSecurity.com

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
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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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