Re: Heartbleed coincidence
This has a lot to do with how this data was leaked. I'm sure that being exposed on Gawker was a PR nightmare for AT&T in this instance. This guy obviously found a hole that could cause the comapny a lot of problems, and the issue at hand could have been exploited in some pretty bad ways.
Security researchers are doing good things, I just don't think that organziations like to see data exposed in subversive ways. There needs to be some protections, however, for sure.