The Infection Monkey is an open source security tool for testing a data center’s resiliency to perimeter breaches and internal server infection. The Monkey uses various methods to self propagate across a data center and reports success to a centralized Monkey Island server.
The Infection Monkey is comprised of two parts:
- Monkey – A tool which infects other machines and propagates to them.
- Monkey Island – A dedicated server to control and visualize the Infection Monkey’s progress inside the data center.
To read more about the Monkey, visit infectionmonkey.com.
Zero trust report
The Infection Monkey uses the following techniques and exploits to propagate to other machines.
- Multiple propagation techniques:
- Predefined passwords
- Common logical exploits
- Password stealing using Mimikatz
- Multiple exploit methods:
The Infection Monkey supports a variety of platforms, documented in our documentation hub.
Building the Monkey from source
In order to run all of the Unit Tests, run the command
python -m pytest in the
To get a coverage report, first make sure the
coverage package is installed using
pip install coverage. Run the command
coverage run -m unittest in the
monkey directory and then
coverage html. The coverage report can be found in
In order to run the Blackbox tests, refer to