I, being a consumer, and relying on techie 'good guys' to keep me abreast of, and protected (via security patches, updates, etc) from attacks, was amazed after reading this article. My take is that the 'Cabal' has been outdone, at least on the most visible level, and that the writers have succeeded.
The first I saw was HERE in a Gizmodo article, that led me to THIS article in the Atlantic.
Just interesting and a bit worrisome!
Just found this related site: SHADOWSERVER