Classic good vs. evil
The catch is, the definitions of "good" and "evil" change rapidly. A miscreant group pushing malware vs. state actors pushing malware. Both have their goals. The question is: "which one is really evil?". Yes, they both are which for all intents and purposes, the state will drive the researchers out and leave the populace vulnerable to both the state and the miscreants. Not a good scenario any way you look at it.
What a world we live in... between countries, corporates, and miscreants, we're caught in the middle.