[disclaimer, I work in cyber security] Look at Matasano.com, John Bambanek, or Kevin Mitnick, they are all famous security researchers or companies. And all of them have been very publicly hacked in the past. None of them even speak about being publicly defaced and hacked, but all you have to do is read ZF0 and boom, evidence. Matasano's website still isn't even back up, and they charge inordinate amounts to profess to be security experts. I'm sure the big bucks are still rolling in for all of them, even though they can't even keep their own houses in order. Security reputation should matter, the same way reputation should matter. If you can't trust someones word, what can you trust from them? I'm speaking exclusively about the security industry in my comments. I personally still shop (using plastic) at TJX because their prices are very low. I wouldn't go to them for a PCI audit though, that's for sure.
secmartin writes "Researchers at Delft University warn that large parts of the BitTorrent network might collapse if The Pirate Bay is forced to shut down. A large part of the available torrents use The Pirate Bay as tracker, and other available trackers will probably be overloaded if all traffic is shifted there. TPB is currently using eight servers for their trackers. According to the researchers, even trackerless torrents using the DHT protocol will face problems: 'One bug in a DHT sorting routine ensures that it can only "stumble upon success", meaning torrent downloads will not start in seconds or minutes if Pirate Bay goes down in flames.'"
This update was released via RHN more than two weeks ago.