Is it a big hack, or just background noise?

Egghead is playing public relations games, noting that the latest hack of their system only exposed 7,500 or so records. They claim the break-in was thwarted by their own security patrols, and insinuated that the number of records pilfered was just part of daily life. Meanwhile, Santa Claus is making a second visit to my home in less than a month, the fire-breathing dragon egg I have hidden in my closet is about to hatch, and my Oompa-Loompa’s are almost finished designing my next website.

Data thefts are always worse than they appear, particularly as they appear when first reported to the press.