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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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Cloud Models Enhance the Security and Potential of the Internet of Things
sponsored by Intel and IBM
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, uncover how the cloud will not displace IoT, but instead will enhance and protect it and its users.
Posted: 22 Sep 2015 | Published: 16 Sep 2015

Intel and IBM

DD4BC and the Rise of Extortion
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WEBCAST: This webcast discusses the methods, capabilities, and risks cyber-extortion groups pose to your organization.
Posted: 18 Sep 2015 | Premiered: Sep 10, 2015


Case Study: A Profile of Cyber-Extortion
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an in-depth look at a cyber-extortion group, showing you what their attacks look like and what you can do to stop them.
Posted: 17 Sep 2015 | Published: 09 Sep 2015


How you can defend against criminal attacks originating from the Deep Web
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the depths of the Deep Web, using attack data to examine what kinds of attacks originate there and how you can defend against them.
Posted: 09 Sep 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2015


Inside the Dyre Wolf Malware Campaign
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives a step-by-step outline of how the Dyre Wolf attack is accomplished and how you can detect and prevent compromise.
Posted: 08 Sep 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015


What Erodes Trust in Digital Brands?
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WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper presents the statistics of why customers don't trust brands and offers insight into how to tailor your network security strategy to avoid data breaches and reputation defamation.
Posted: 04 Sep 2015 | Published: 26 Aug 2015


2015 Information Security Trends: What's Next?
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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

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.

4 Security Must-Haves For DDoS Protection
sponsored by Neustar®
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


Stop DDoS Attacks with DNS Protection
sponsored by EfficientIP
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper now to read about effective DNS protection and to learn how you can shield yourself from DDoS attacks.
Posted: 09 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


5 Reasons Why Your DNS Protection Isn't Doing Enough
sponsored by EfficientIP
WHITE PAPER: This white paper lists 5 ways that traditional security solutions fail against DNS attacks.
Posted: 05 Mar 2015 | Published: 05 Mar 2015


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


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


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
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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

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


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
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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

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


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


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


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


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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