While that's going on, though, anyone who uses a Web-based mail service -- especially if you or any of your employees use it for business should -- should immediately take a look at your passwords, changing and strengthening them, and give some serious thought to just how much of your, and potentially your customers', confidential information you want to commit to a presence in the cloud.
Plenty of small and midsize businesses are migrating mail and plenty of other apps and tools cloudward and for good reason -- tools in the cloud are cheap (or free) as well as increasingly reliable and growing more powerful by the day. More power to them -- and to their effects as leveling agents for human-sized businesses going up against bigbiz behemoths.
But these tools and programs are also out there -- beyond your firewalls and network security, and that means you have to be even more careful than you are (or should be) within your own walls.
So take a look at your cloudmail and other cloud practices and procedures, strengthen your passwords, tighten up your act. Odds are your businesses isn't anywhere near as high-profile hacker bait as Governor Palin.
But that doesn't mean you won't be targeted.
For you and your webmailing employees a must-read bMighty look at creating strong passwords is here.