Russian hackers prove need to avoid sloppy security practices
Jim Thompson stashed this in securious
"The Russians used infected computers as part of a bot net to penetrate more than 400,000 sites with preformed, even quaint attacks. Essentially they were kicking in screen doors. Twenty guys from Russia have essentially audited the security of the typical web site and found it wanting."
Which means you should never trust a typical web site with anything sensitive.