Mais hacking ou são só os media?

O Bruce Schneier escreveu no blog dele:

“The apparent recent hacking epidemic is more a function of news reporting than an actual epidemic. Like shark attacks or school violence, natural fluctuations in data become press epidemics, as more reporters write about more events, and more people read about them. Just because the average person reads more articles about more events doesn’t mean that there are more events—just more articles.”

Será verdade? Da lista que compilei há dias, parece-me que foram demasiados ataques com demasiada visibilidade para serem só os media…