Nobody had to attempt brute force hacks of RSA keys via SSH. Nobody had to implement a cross-site script exploit to foul up the site. Nobody had to break into someone’s home and steal a laptop. Nothing of the sort was needed to get at the data. Someone left spreadsheets full of Navy personnel information on a website, and now 28,000 people have to worry about their credit scores.
The headlines called it a “breach” – I call it a lack of accountability.