Time for me to pipe up again.
First off, people do directed attacks at anyone. My server is constantly getting attacked, some of them where people are personally attacking and not using automated scripts.
I have friends that have had their computers directly attacked because they are female and the hackers are trying to see if they can find a diary or get in to their emails. Some one has even gone after my grandmother's computer directly.
In reply to the gaming industry being immature because of not being able to meet target dates. Does this mean the book industry and movie industries are immature as well. After all, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was delayed twice and I believe it was almost a year late coming out.
I also mentioned movies, there have been many movies that have not meet their original release time. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was originally scheduled to be released December this year. Things happened like the original director decided he didn't want to do another one so they had to find a new director. Then one of their actors died.
So is the book industry, which has been around for thousands of years immature? Are you saying the the movie, Airplane, Car, Software Industry, Aerospace Industry, Nuclear-Power Industry, Ship-Building, Instrument, Sound system and just about every other business that makes products is immature?
Even seemingly simple products can run in to complication, for more complex products it's harder to determine exactly when they are going to be done. Is this immature, or is this just because things are becoming more complex? Should all the industries just wait until the final product is ready then start advertising it? Companies advertise their products before they know exactly when they will be ready because it makes the customer aware that the product is coming out and when to expect it. With complex thing, this date becomes harder to estimate.
Back in tech school my professor had a saying he was fond of. "The only secure computer is one encased in concrete and buried 50 feet under." He was one of the team that made the first wireless computers. They were for police cars and found out that no matter how much security you have, if some one wants to get in to some thing, if they have any access at all to it, they'll probably find a way.
That being said if you live in an area of town where cars have their windows smashed on a regular basis when they are parked out front, but it is less likely they will be smashed if you park out back. Doesn't it make sense to park your car in back? Either way it's not your fault if your window gets smashed, but you should take steps to try to prevent it.