Apart from rolling my eyes when I see these kinds of articles as the kind of FUD that's used as link bait, I also often stop to think behind the stats:
Are these incidents actually increasing?
Are we as an industry just getting better at identifying these occurances so we're now reporting issues that would have been missed previously?
Are the topics just becoming more news worthy so we're getting more newspaper inches?
I'll be honest, I've got no answer to these questions, just a few gut feelings. Would be interested to know others thoughts.