enigma1 - 10:34 am on May 16, 2012 (gmt 0)
From what I read I don't see it as a new technology or something original. The idea behind is they establish a infiltration system that adds fake download sources to a network to reduce the chances of users finding the correct download in some way. And like every other mechanism can be used in many ways. I see no difference with malware attached to emails or downloaded over the net by tricking the user as something legitimate. It's the same concept.
If it becomes popular by having others releasing similar packages endorsed by corporations or governments, chances are to see more zombie nets. Besides, ideas how to damage competition is gaining vs being constructive lately.