are "Hack attempts" overrated?
I keep reading about the number of hacking attempts is on the rise, but, in my opinion a lot of "hacking" is just a virus searching for windows boxes with 137-9 & 445 open?
For example, i this story the japanese poilce claim to have see 160,000 attempted hacking attempts:
They even said it them selves that a lot of it was just a "ping", which in iteself is not any form of attack.
So, is it people just dont know the difference, enjoy the hype, or something else?