For companies that can be broken if their security breaks, headlines like "Phone Hacking Scandal" should garner special attention. Herein lies an opportunity for cell carriers to pause and consider what types of security mechanisms are in place.
If you're number 117 on the list of the wealthiest people on the planet, it's gotta be somewhat easycakes to pay off the peeps you piss off, right? But yesterday, Rupee didn't know anything about paying off those who had been hacked.
The truth is often stranger than fiction, stranger than plays, stranger, even, than the "nonsense" that the Mayor of London initially said this all was. And it is journalism that uncovered this truth. And that's now, more than ever, under threat.
It's worth noting that the media organization at the center of the phone hacking scandal unfolding in the UK isn't some new media upstart or unsupervised blogger of the sort the traditional media are always wringing their hands over.