“Why was there more news about hacks, and why would anyone be surprised?”
Okay, that’s two questions, but the point is that companies have been working without rest to secure their data. While Internet security technology has improved, companies are slow to catch up. Hackers, on the other hand, are fast and seem to be ahead of the game.
That gap is the difference.
Read more at http://www.securityweek.com/was-2011-year-hacker