Many of them are in prison. Congress was furious, they're even considering passing legislation mandating certain levels of security in IoT devices lolI haven't heard of RRL. I'll have to go look. Yeah, MyBB requires a lot of customization to support a large website. There's just way too many queries going on when you have that many users/posts/threads.
I don't think that people steer away from HF because of Mirai or other "bad actors". If anything, that's a reason people gravitate to it. That's pretty cool that they were able to take down PayPal & Twitter with a botnet. They must be a pretty solid coder to be able to circumvent the built in defenses of Twitter. I'm impressed - I would love to meet them, but perhaps they are in prison. If anything they'll have a nice security job waiting for them when they get out
I just read about it . Very innovative & cool
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/02/how-google-fought-back-against-a-crippling-iot-powered-botnet-and-won/ They attacked Krebs several times to try to silence him as he was revealing inconvenient things like their identities, but Google stepped in to defend him.
It was a Mirai variant called Satori which took down many tech giants.
It attacked Dyn with 1TB/s of traffic with a cache busting attack.
Many internal bits of Twitter infrastructure rely on Dyn, so even though Twitter itself didn't go down, it couldn't reach a bunch of endpoints and just errored out.
And they didn't go after Twitter, or Amazon or AirBNB or Reddit or HBO, it was collateral damage in trying to take down a rival Minecraft server.