You may or may not have heard from the ‘Slashdot effect’[0]. In short: it is the effect that when a public news site has a post that links to the content of a small website. The websites will be suddenly hit with a massive number of requests and consequently collapses. You could say it is a DDoS by legitimate users.

I always wanted to capitalize on this. Here is the idea, a program that pushes some content to millions of users via Facebook to take it down. It wanted to call it Faceboom.

The only one downside to it. I’m not using Facebook and frankly at this point I do not care for it. It would require some more effort to make this useful. Because to be more naughty, I want aim to not just take down the site, but also causes more costs. When a victim relies on dynamic scaling[1] you can increase the cost and the worst would be to keep that traffic high enough to increase the costs to max without taking the website down.

How should look this? First you would have to find anyone using this. That might be difficult. How would you make millions of people click the website? I don’t know…

so far, akendo

[0] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slashdot_effect
[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autoscaling