Botnet coverage in the press typically highlights the scale of some botnets: 50,000+ zombie PCs that bot-herders rent out to the criminal fraternity. This research highlights another intriguing and sinister aspect: botnets that may be used for corporate espionage.
It's like something out of a thriller, except thrillers about such geeky topics never seem to catch the imagination: either too dull for the layman, or too glamourising & simplistic for the geeks.
This is a medieval age of information: there is a vast difference between the haves and have-nots, with all the myths, mysticism, superstition, and intrigues of that era. So where (or what) is our Shakespeare?