Read Understanding the Mirai Botnet by Antonakakis, et al. The Mirai botnet is primarily made up of small IoT devices that can't typically generate a great deal of traffic. It was successful in part of the sheer number of devices involved, and the fact that it leveraged application-layer and state exhaustion attacks more than previous bots had; those attacks tend to exhaust computation and memory/storage resources on the server moreso than bandwidth into the server. You'll learn more about these attacks in the lecture preceding this recitation.

As you read, think about

Question for Recitation

Since this recitation is after 5/14, there is no question for you to turn in before recitation. But here is one that you can think about as you read, if you'd like.
As always, there are multiple correct answers for each of these questions.