The hackers have "a perfect business model."
The "see-Ma, no-hands" automated reporting movement has been used by AP, Bloomberg and Thomson-Reuters in crunching numbers -- business figures and sports scores -- as well as turning out formulaic stories.
Well, this was the year that Cyber-security (personal security) became Paramount in people's mind-share. Whether it was Target, Home Depot, Equifax, Sony, JP Morgan, and the list does not stop there.
The difficult-to-notice vulnerability of Heartbleed had been there for years before the greater threat was announced to the general public. Now that everyone knows it exists, companies are scrambling to fix it.