Infection Monkey – data center security testing tool



Welcome to the Infection Monkey!

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

We’re Hiring

We are looking for a strong, full-stack developer with a passion for cybersecurity to join the Infection Monkey development team. Infection Monkey is an open-source, automated, breach and attack simulation platform, consisting of a worm-like agent and C&C server. This is a remote position and is open world-wide. If you’re excited about Infection Monkey, we want to see your resume. You can learn more about Infection Monkey on our website.

For more information, or to apply, see the official job post here.




Security report

Security report

Zero trust report

Zero trust report

ATT&CK report


Main Features

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:
    • SSH
    • SMB
    • WMI
    • Shellshock
    • Conficker
    • SambaCry
    • Elastic Search (CVE-2015-1427)
    • Weblogic server
    • and more, see our Documentation hub for more information about our RCE exploiters.


Check out the Setup page in the Wiki or a quick getting started guide.

The Infection Monkey supports a variety of platforms, documented in our documentation hub.

Building the Monkey from source

To deploy development version of monkey you should refer to readme in the deployment scripts folder or follow documentation in documentation hub.


Unit Tests

In order to run all of the Unit Tests, run the command python -m pytest in the monkey directory.

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 htmlcov.index.

Blackbox tests

In order to run the Blackbox tests, refer to envs/monkey_zoo/blackbox/


Copyright (c) Guardicore Ltd

See the LICENSE file for license rights and limitations (GPLv3).