From the other comments, I completely misinterpreted the news item. Since every national government has offensive capability, I thought this was an 'ad' that companies (some of which in economic terms are on the same scale as a country) have the same capabilities. Whether it's an ad-mission or ad-vertising, and whether it's a deterrent or part of the business model, those questions are irrelevant. For now.
But it seems I'm quite wrong. The offensive capability is about penetration testing of the company's own product. The extension of "debugging" that we've seen since the beginning of computers, yea the beginning of industry. Ah so.