In this economy, anything which hurts business more than usual is unquestionably a bad thing. That being said, any time those Bad Things do occur, I certainly hope we can turn them into learning experiences which can prevent unfortunate events.
It is my sincere hope that the businesses who’ve been affected take this to heart – a security breach on any of us hurts all of us. We do not live in a disconnected world anymore, we live in a world where borders cross constantly. Malware preys on anyone who has poor security, and it’s profitable directly because of its egalitarian nature. The more we protect ourselves, the less profitable it is to create and use malware, so the more protected our neighbors will be.