Hacker cracks 4 million hotel locks with ‘James Bond Dry Erase Marker’
I think people just refuse to realize how completely vulnerable they are to any number of exploits. I guess it is the same with con artists, no one wants to think they are that gullible. The reality, though, is that while it used to take someone with expertise and a whole lot of practice to do something nefarious, it is increasingly possible (likely) that bad dewds can simply buy their way (and without necessarily spending very much!) into competence. Of course, they still have to be cool cucumbers and have non-idiotic plans, so not just _any_ idiot can make use of these tools, but unless the bad guy is a total idiot (yes, I know that there are plenty, but not all!) he just goes down to the local bad-guy shop and loads up with what he needs.
I would posit a complex government/oligarchy conspiracy to make us all vulnerable, but (my babble about the oligarchical police state notwithstanding) I know that the vast majority of these sorts of thing boil down to plain old incompetence and ignorance with perhaps a light sprinkle of apathy by those hired to attempt to institute some security but are constantly ignored (the main reason I never pursued a job as a Chief Security Officer).