[–] Gumbatron 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I don't think most of these IoT devices have any significant processing power to take advantage of.

More dangerous than a DDoS would be if someone was to hack into IoT stuff like internet connected switches (you can get them pretty cheap) and turn them all on/off at once. If a bunch of people have installed internet connected heaters, kettles, etc. You could cause a massive power spike which could cause significant damage to infrastructure.

[–] Nidhi4myself 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

This might be not that simple as it looks, there a lot of programming required.

[–] notenoughstuff 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

What would the creators or owners get in return for any troubles on their part? Botnet creators don't care about that aspect, and they likely often get away with it.