As some of you maybe noticed, there was a attack this weekand against routers of the german provider Telekom an their routers "W723 Typ B" and "W921".
According to the news here in Germany, they wanted to use a known exploit of the remote maintenance interface port 7547 and a slightley changed version of "Mirai" to capture the routers for their botnet, but most of the attacks failed.
I fell like 900,000 captured routers would have been a really powerful botnet but I'm not an expert. I'm curious to know if routers are the best IoT devices for a botnet or are there any better devices? Is a router able to send more packages per second than the average IoT device and lead to a more effective ddos attack?