Remember the malignant spambot fridge and its nasty little thingbot pals from a few days ago? It was supposedly uncovered by the Californian security company Proofpoint -- well, someone's not convinced...
"...there's a significant lack of technical detail for a report with such an extraordinary finding. Among other things, Proofpoint provided no details about the software the researchers say compromised the devices; it said it didn't "sinkhole" or otherwise monitor any of the command-and-control servers that would have been necessary to coordinate botnet activities; and it didn't convincingly explain how it arrived at the determination that 100,000 smart devices were commandeered. My doubts lingered even after a one-on-one interview with David Knight, general manager of Proofpoint's information security division."
Security companies sell security products and services, it's what they do.
Watch this space - preferably via a jury-rigged RF-transmitter hidden in a USB connector.