The public release of the document Shadows in the Cloud is important because this document contains some very important messages—stated very clearly—that haven’t really been said publicly before.
If you’re not a cyberspace expert and don’t care for geek talk, you may think it’s just another report on cyber espionage. But the messages are important for everyone. And my point is that they are very clearly explained!
Ron Diebert and Rafal Rohozinski, in their Foreward, point out that crime and espionage go together. Or that wherever one goes, the other is soon to follow.
They don’t say this directly—these are my words: Crime, espionage (and warfare) seep into the interstitial spaces of society and occupy any vacuum they find. And from there they can grow to occupy the whole of the space, like a mold, fungus, or rot.
What we are seeing in online attacks against free speech sites these days, particularly drive-by attacks, is that they do not seem to be politically or idealistically motivated, instead they are opportunistic and (presumably) economically motivated because they’re focused on injecting spambots and trojans, not on altering the message of the nonprofit web site.
 See CyberSpark.net and click “drive-by” on that page