I have put some things online that could be embarrassing. Nothing really earthshattering, nothing I could lose a job over. Back when the "anonymous" nature of the web first started, I was always wary. Maybe not as smart as I should have been, but smart enough. Accounts, posts, passwords, etc. These things are all ephemeral and all can be compromised. I always understood that.
The real question here is why people continue to think of the internet, "the web", and the myriad of online services as secure. I'm not apologizing for what those who have compromised these accounts have done, but really, at this point everyone should know nothing that is done online is secure. There have been too many compromises.
Who has inspired this trust?
Why do millions continue to put faith in something that proves over and over again to be untrustworthy?
That is the real question.