How Google fought back against a crippling IoT-powered botnet and won

From Ars Technica: “What happens if this botnet actually takes down and we lose all of our revenue?” Google Security Reliability Engineer Damian Menscher recalls people asking. “But we considered [that] if the botnet can take us down, we’re probably already at risk anyway. There’s nothing stopping them from attacking us at any time. So we really had nothing to lose here.”