A scheme where a fine or fee is paid using a massive number of small electronic payments, particularly when each payment generates a transaction cost greater than the payment itself.
Example Citations:
After the Pirate Bay founders were fined $3.5 million, they swore they wouldn't cough up a single cent. Instead, they've come up with a DDo$ plan of attack that'll cost the IFPI instead of themselves.
—Andi Wang, " Pirate Bay Founders Plan a DDo$ Attack on the IFPI: http://gizmodo.com/5249895/pirate-bay-founders-plan-a-ddo-attack-on-the-ifpi," Gizmodo, May 11, 2009
P2P-ers furious over the Pirate Bay case are being asked to get back at lawyers for the entertainment industry via the counter-intuitive route of ostensibly giving them money.
By sending very small amounts of money of 1 SEK ($0.13) to Danowsky & Partners, who brought the prosecution, through the Swedish web-based payment service internet-avgift, the ruse could make lawyers lose out after fees for the transaction are taken into account. The cunning so-called Distributed Denial of Dollars attack (DDo$) is apparently the brainchild of Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Svartholm.
—John Leyden, " Pirate-pursuing lawyers get DDo$ money transfer slap: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/05/12/pirate_bay_ddos_ploy/," The Register, May 12, 2009
Earliest Citation:
Everyone sends a small amount of money in an electronic transfer to the law firm that represented the music industry. Suggested amount is 1 SEK (equivalent to 0.13 USD. Apparently the law firm's bank account is only allowed 1000 electronic transactions before it starts to cost them, the account holder money.
The charge per transfer at this point is, wait for it... 2 SEK. Thus after the first 1000 SEK, if people send just 1 SEK it will cost the law firm more than the money they receive to process.
Welcome to the Distributed Denial of Dollars attack (DDo$).
DDo$ is a clever abbreviation for the phrase distributed denial of dollars, which is in turn a play on the black-hat hacking phrase distributed denial of service: http://wordspy.com/words/distributeddenialofservice.asp, or DDoS (hence the cleverness).
Related Words: Categories:

New words. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • DDO — may refer to: Contents 1 Science and technology 2 Titles 3 Other 4 …   Wikipedia

  • DDO — steht für: David Dunlap Observatory Catalogue, den Katalog der Zwergengalaxien des David Dunlap Observatory Deputy Director for Operations, ehemalige Bezeichnung des Leiters der Geheimoperationen innerhalb der Central Intelligence Agency (heute:… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • DDO — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom.   Sigles d’une seule lettre   Sigles de deux lettres > Sigles de trois lettres   Sigles de quatre lettres …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ddo. — ddo. = de dato (lat.) In alten Dokumenten häufig gebrauchte Abkürzung vor Datumsangaben als Hinweis, ab wann ein Dokument gültig ist. Im Deutschen soviel wie ab Datum oder vom Datum an …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • DDO 8 — IC 1613 IC 1613 Données d’observation Époque J2000.0 Ascension droite 01h 04m 47.3s Déclinaison +02° 08′ 14″ Coordonnées galactiques ℓ=129,73, b …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ddo. — ddo. = de dato (lat.) ist eine in alten Dokumenten häufig gebrauchte Abkürzung vor Datumsangaben als Hinweis, ab wann ein Dokument gültig ist. Im Deutschen bedeutet sie so viel wie „ab Datum“ oder „vom Datum an“. Kategorie: Zeitpunkt …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • DDO — Deputy Director of Operations (CIA) …   Military dictionary

  • DDO 3 — …   Википедия

  • DDO — Disk Drive Overlay (Computing » Software) Doubled Die Obverse (Miscellaneous » Coins) * Designated Detention Officer (Governmental » Police) * Digital Dental Office (Miscellaneous » Funnies) * Device Driver Overlay (Computing » Software) …   Abbreviations dictionary

  • DDO — Diploma in Dental Orthopaedics …   Medical dictionary