WASHINGTON, D.C. -- High officials in the US military are planning on putting
the 'Slashdot Effect' to use against Iraq. Pentagon computer experts think
that the Slashdot Effect could topple key Net-connected Iraqi computer
systems. Such a Denial of Service attack could prove instrumental when the
One Pentagon official said, "If I had a million dollars for every server that
crashed as a result of being linked on Slashdot, I'd be richer than Bill
Gates. The Slashdot Effect is a very powerful weapon that the US military
wants to tap into."
Rob Malda has been contacted by top military brass. According to anonymous
sources, Malda will play a key part in the so-called "Operation Desert
Slash". Supposedly Malda will post several Slashdot articles with links to
critical Iraqi websites right when the US invasion is set to begin.
Meanwhile, Pentagon operatives will begin a series of Denial of Service
attacks on other key Iraqi computer systems. One source notes, "Since many
Iraqi systems rely on Microsoft software, this task should be relatively