The trick with all these attacks is, when does it rise to the level of being noteworthy
Develop a contingency plan. We tell clients, 'Don't be so foolish as to believe you'll never be successfully hit,' ... Develop a plan, so when things do go sour, you're ready.
They would want people that could get into the country -- preferably legally, preferably people we weren't aware of. They don't have a history with the intelligence services of law enforcement.
A lot of media attention is paid to how much Christmas shopping is done online. The effect is to call attention to those sites doing the largest dollar amounts of those sales. That becomes a motivating force for the entrepreneurial criminal.
We believe that this signifies this is a warning message, and they feel they're obligated (to give) in the run-up to an attack.