That reminds me of a YouTube video of a kid talking about how to DDoS someone with the ping x.x.x.x -t command.
But you also know the urban legends about security agencies developing security tools for everybody? Maybe just to implement backdoors on the systems where those tools are installed - remember: just a urban legend ...
You honestly think that thought never crossed my mind?
I have and do read books on the NSA and other things related to esacpe and evasion, how to stay hidden, SAS fighting techniques, Navy SEAL techniques, etc. "I have a particular set of skills..." My latest book I bought is Surprise, Kill, Vanish. I highly recommend the book Violence Of Mind by Varg Freeborn.
Anyway, you'd have to get my origin IP first I guess to infect the underlining server. But then again, I wouldn't put it past a three letter agency not to be in bed with CloudFlare.
I guess rolling your own server from home sounds good. But you'd have to pay for the Internet upload speed.