I always knew that RealSolid/CoinHunter was a raving lunatic with second rate coding skills, third rate design skills, a Napoleon complex, and a minor talent for lying about BitCoin. Now he wants to play botnets. That is remarkably stupid, even for him.
Go for it I say, lets see how well his network fairs when the various ISPs involved start dropping his idiot-followers machines off the net.
I used to just think of solidcoin as a cryptocurrency for cretins.. but despite my usual respect for the rule of not ascribing to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity - this sometimes seems more like a 'trojan horse' for the whole cryptocurrency concept.
If it were to gather a large enough herd of cretins, it would seem well placed to discredit cryptocurrencies and generally set back progress with users, merchants and regulators for decades.
Thankfully it doesn't seem to have any real momentum, so hopefully coinhunter is as stupid as he appears. Even so, maybe he can do a fair bit of damage even without intent.
In general I don't have such concerns about other cryptocurrencies such as namecoin,litecoin etc.
Perhaps for coinhunter's next trick he could require some password-cracking proof-of-work to be done by his minions in order to aid his botnet in 'defending' itself
Some idiots already suspect bitcoin's proof-of-work to be doing something nefarious - so if he's out to muddy the waters whilst building his empire of idiots, I'm sure he can come up with some marketing spin on that which SoiledCoin sycophants will lap up.