Honestly, many of these types of articles don't really alarm me anymore. What does scare me? The highest-funded hacker organization doing their thing. Once their products hit the streets, it's out of their control. Just like any other product: anybody can crack it open, look at it, and repurpose those ideas for other, hugely awesome projects. We see this all the time. (Tesla v Edison, MS v Apple, IBM vs MS.....) It's often the not-so-pretty side to invention and innovation. Two sides of the coin, people.
What scares me are articles that tell me about how pieces of Stuxnet, or other superfunded code are being recycled.
I remember the quote from Dr. Malcolm in Jurassic Park: "Nature finds a way"
Even human nature.