Depending on how much money the attacker wanted to spend, they could do just about anything from drive-by download attacks, to search engine poisoning to DDoS attacks.
“For a DDoS attack, for mere dollars we could bring down one Apache server very quickly for probably under $10 and hold it down for a long time,” Grossman told Threatpost in 2013. “I don’t know if it has good DDoS protection how much it would cost us, but it probably wouldn’t cost $100. This means that anyone without DDoS protection is susceptible to a $10 attack that could bring them down.”
Researcher Marek Majkowski said the flood attacks peaked at 275,000 HTTP requests per second close to 1.2 billion requests per hour during a four-hour span. Most of the requests came from mobile browsers based in China.