The world's largest distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack has been clocked from the same network of 152,463 compromised low-powered cameras and internet-of-things devices which punted a media outlet off the internet.It's cheap to put in Internet capability with crummy security. It lets a vendor hit a price point that is attractive. And it gets hundreds of thousands of dangerous devices out for J. Random Blackhat to play reindeer games with.
The attack threw a terabit of junk at the target every second. That will knock most things off the 'net.
Class action lawsuits are in order.