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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 Reports
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DDoS Attacks Are On The Rise – And Fatal to Most Businesses
sponsored by Arbor Networks
EGUIDE: This e-guide arms you with the information you need to prepare your defenses for distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Learn how DDoS attacks target your security weak spots, how responses to attacks are improving, and the central challenges surrounding attack prevention.
Posted: 13 Oct 2016 | Published: 11 Oct 2016

Arbor Networks

Protecting Web Services for the French Tennis Federation
sponsored by EfficientIP
CASE STUDY: Learn how the French Tennis Federation (FFT) chose to tackle the task of ensuring seamless coverage for the French Open by unifying network management, protecting against DNS attacks, and more.
Posted: 13 Sep 2016 | Published: 13 Sep 2016

EfficientIP

What to Look for in a Security Partner
sponsored by Arbor Networks
WEBCAST: Learn the qualifications that a network security and management partner need to have. Uncover why DDoS is such a major threat, and how to reduce the risk these types of attacks pose to enterprise networks.
Posted: 18 Aug 2016 | Premiered: Mar 28, 2016

Arbor Networks

DDoS Mitigation Case Study - The Extra Mile
sponsored by Arbor Networks
WEBCAST: Discover the steps that you can take to recover from a debilitating DDoS attack. Learn the importance of going beyond just a quick fix and securing a multidirectional approach that deploys more than just a product.
Posted: 18 Aug 2016 | Premiered: Jul 20, 2015

Arbor Networks

The Importance of DDoS Mitigation
sponsored by Arbor Networks
WEBCAST: In this quick video see how important DDoS mitigation has become and what your organization can do to secure itself against these insidious types of attacks.
Posted: 17 Aug 2016 | Premiered: Nov 2, 2015

Arbor 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

Distributed Denial-of-Service Prevention Test Report
sponsored by Arbor Networks
ANALYST REPORT: In this in-depth report from NSS Labs, discover how a DDoS prevention device is put through a rigorous test to evaluate its effectiveness under a simulated DDoS attack. Learn how they can perform, what can go wrong, and view results on a detailed product scorecard.
Posted: 15 Aug 2016 | Published: 15 Aug 2016

Arbor Networks

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

10 Tips to Minimize the Duration and Impact of a Security Breach
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the top 10 actions you should take 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

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

Explore the Evolving DDoS Threat Landscape
sponsored by Radware
EGUIDE: Delve into the evolution of DDoS threats: learn how to deliver clean network traffic to your customers and mitigate the threat DDoS presents. Additionally, discover how to formulate a DDoS-resistant cloud by taking advantage of content delivery networks, reducing publicly exposed environments, and more.
Posted: 20 Oct 2016 | Published: 18 Oct 2016

Radware

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

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.

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

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

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
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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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