International Journal of Innovative Science Engineering and Technology (IJISET)
Vampire attacks are a new class of resource consumption attacks that permanently disable ad hoc wireless sensor networks by depleting nodes' battery power. A node is permanently disabled once its battery power is exhausted. These \"Vampire\" attacks are not specific to any specific protocol, but rather rely on the properties of many popular classes of routing protocols. The authors find that all examined protocols are susceptible to Vampire attacks, which are devastating, difficult to detect, and are easy to carry out using as few as one malicious insider sending only protocol compliant messages.