Another quick post- the latest news on those troublesome Somali pirates is that they may be willing to accept "only" five million dollars in ransom for the ship full of tanks and other weapons and the remaining crew, but everyone is bickering and no real progress is being made.
And, to add a little Cold War-style pressure to the situation, the Russian Navy has dispatched a frigate to the Somali coast. That should calm everyone down. The good news is that they will probably act before the US Navy, thus vaporizing the pirates and a potential PR nightmare for the US in one shot (so to speak).
Again, no relevance to Information Security, we never hide from problems until they explode- and we would never let giant superpowers in our industry get into uneasy standoffs.