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thanks for watching us at 5:00. the "cbs evening news with scott pelley" is next. captions by: caption colorado >> pelley: tonight, do hackers have your health records? cyber thieves break into one of the largest health insurers and get the records of tens of millions of americans. we have reports from kris van cleave and jeff pegues. elizabeth palmer is inside ukraine where the army is battling russian-backed rebels. >> reporter: most people have left, and there's almost constant exchange of heavy artillery fire. >> pelley: "american sniper." >> i want to get the bad guys. but if i can't see them, i can't shoot them. >> pelley: while chris kyle is being portrayed on the big screen, his accused murderer goes on trial. mark strassman on the challenge of finding an unbiased jury. and julianna goldman with a master of disguise for the c.i.a., taking on a special new mission. >> it's going to go like that.
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captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. this is our western edition. private information about millions of americans is in the hands of cyber thieves tonight. they broke into a database at this country's second largest health insurer. it's called anthem, and it runs blue cross blue shield plans in more than a dozen states. the company says that database contains 80 million records, including names, birth dates and social security numbers. a gold mine for identity thieves and con artists. it is not known if the hackers got health records. kris van cleave begins our coverage. >> reporter: anthem was one of thousands of health care companies warned twice last year by the f.b.i. that their industry was particularly vulnerable to hackers. in 2014, there were 42 cyber attacks targeting health
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providers, compared to just five in 2010. in this document, the f.b.i. cited the industry's lack cyber- security standards and said they were being targeted for a list of reasons. jim trainor is second in command at the f.b.i.'s cyber division. >> one was the-- kind of the shifting of records from paper to digital format, which creates the opportunity now for cyber criminals to obtain and go after these records. >> reporter: the f.b.i. also warned on the black market criminals will now pay much more for personal health information called p.h.i. >> credit cards can be, say, $5 or more, where p.h.i. records can go from $20-- we've seen it going higher, $60, $70. >> reporter: the data is so valuable because it can be used to build a strong fake identity or sold to criminals for insurance and billing scams. dr. robert wa is the president of the american medical association. >> if you lose your credit card, we all know you call 1-800-i
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lost my card and they turn your credit card off. there is no one-800-i lost my health record and you can turn off all that rich information in your health record. >> reporter: a 2014 survey of health care professionals found half spent 3% or less of their technology budget on cyber- security. experts tell cbs news the standard is 10%. do you worry about the security of your own health records? >> i do. >> reporter: bob turner's company rates cyber-security. >> health care is absolutely performing at the bottom of the other industries. if you'd like a letter grade for that, it's certainly in the "c" or "d." >> reporter: sources tell cbs news this attack involved custom malware and sources also say the f.b.i. is looking into the possibility of attack came from overseas, possibly china. >> pelley: kris van cleave with the news tonight. kris, thank you very much. we were surprised to see this today, the eight biggest hack attacks ever in the united
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states have all occurred in the last two years. jeff pegues now on the cyber crime wave. >> reporter: as this map from cyber-security firm fire eyes shows, every second there is a cyber crime attempt somewhere in the world. the anthem attack is the latest in a string of cyber assaults on large corporations. sony, target, neiman marcus, e- bay, home depot, and j.p. morgan chase are among the companies who have had employee and customer data stolen. some of those data include credit and debit card information and social security numbers. in just those cases alone, more than 300 million people may have been affected, and the breaches could lead to financial losses and identity theft. the average annual cost of cyber crime to a u.s. organization is nearly $13 million. 96% more than what it was five years ago. but what really adds up is the cost of preventing hacks.
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patrick mcbride is vice president of cyber-security firm eyesight. >> a lot of these companies have spent millions, tens of millions, hundreds of millions even on people ad technology to try to thwart this but they still haven't been able to clamp down on it. >> reporter: so even that amount of money is not enough to stop this from happening? >> it isn't. >> reporter: cyber criminals often operate in places like russia or china where the u.s. government can't readily arrest them. the f.b.i.'s new cyber crime headquarters was running down leads last year when "60 minutes" cameras were allowed in. it was the first look at how the c.i.a., n.s.a., and other agencies work to track down cyber suspects, some of whom have been on the run for nearly five years. industry experts have called 2014 the year of the hack, and it could be more of the same in 2015. scott, consumers are being advised to pay close attention to their financial statements and credit reports. >> pelley: jeff, thank you. in another hacking casualty
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today, amy pascal announced her resignation as co-chair of sony pictures. perhaps the most powerful woman in hollywood, pascal saw her sensitive e-mails about stars and president obama dumped into public view. the f.b.i. says the hack came from north korea, which was angered by a sony movie about the assassination of itsts dictator. tonight, european leaders and secretary of state john kerry are in ukraine to stop a revolution. the white house is considering sending weapons to ukraine to fight the rebels in the eastern part of the country, rebels who are backed by russia. elizabeth palmer discovered what the ukrainians are up against. >> reporter: to the ukrainian army, this road is everything right now. it's their only supply line to the epicenter of heavy fighting where they're under blistering attack from russian-backed separatists.
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we're about 10 miles north of the front line. there's very little civilian traffic. most people have left, and there's almost constant exchange of heavy artillery fire. the ukrainians are dug in on both sides of the road concealed behind trees and wrecked buildings. we were invited on to their bases on condition we didn't reveal their locations. lieutenant sergei was a lawyer in kiev until he joined up just two months ago. how did that happen? >> when i saw on tv -- >> reporter: the war? >> yeah, war, children, i can't stay at home. >> reporter: so you came back as an officer. >> yeah. >> reporter: today, with the artillery booming close by, his unit received maps from army s.o.s., a group that delivers donations to the military. the soldiers are short some things, they told us, but they are not desperate for high-tech
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american weapons. do you need help from the united states? >> not military, yes. >> reporter: what they do need is a completely revamped army. deep-rooted corruption and neglect meant that these men just got a few weeks of basic training before they were flung into this. and behind the lines, they say the army is failing. anton, a volunteer, tells us the men in his unit lack everything from clear orders to the right salary. his message is not for the u.s. but for ukraine's president-- stop lying to us. the bottom line, though, scott is that these men are facing russia's military might with very little chance they could actually win this war. however, tonight, perhaps a glimmer of hope. the german chancellor angela merkel and french president francois hollande have announced they're going to moscow tomorrow to try and reach a political settlement with president
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vladimir putin. >> pelley: elizabeth palmer in ukraine tonight. we've learned tonight that jordanian air force pilot who was executed by being burned alive, most likely ejected from his plane after he was shot down accidentally by his own wing man. charlie d'agata in jordan reports that the kingdom has launched a wave of retaliation against the islamic extremists known as isis. >> reporter: jordan launched its most punishing air assault yet on suspected isis targets near the terror group's syrian stronghold of raqqa. foreign minister nasser judeh told us today's military offensive is just the beginning. are they considering sending in ground forces? >> we are not going to divulge our plans, but it's not just about increased air campaigns or sorties or combat sorties. it's with everything that we have. >> reporter: he made clear that jordanian troops, seen here on joint exercises with u.s. forces in 2013, will take a lead
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role against isis militants. >> this is our fight, and if there was any shred of doubt that these people are evil, i think this horrific act was evidence enough. >> reporter: but there was another shock today about muath al-kaseasbeh's death. u.s. officials had told us he may have been accidentally shot down by his own wing man. jordan has not said what caused the crash. today, king abdullah paid his condolences to the murdered pilot's family as fighter jets roared overhead. a detour over muath al- kaseasbeh's home town. this is a fight that's being waged on jordan's doorstep. are you worried about jordan's security? >> absolutely not. i mean, we are very, very confident. we have to knock at their door before they knock at ours. >> reporter: u.s. military officials tell us that 20 jordanian f-16 fighter jets took part in those air strikes,
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scott, with a lot of backup from u.s. aircraft in terms of reconnaissance, refueling and radio jammers, and they say search-and-rescue helicopters were standing by. >> pelley: charlie d'agata covering the story for us in the jordanian capital tonight. charlie, thanks. five new cases of measles were reported today, five babies at a daycare center outside chicago. the outbreak has grown to at least 150 cases in 14 states. dean reynolds has more on the latest cases. dean. >> reporter: scott, health officials told us today that over the last five years, there have been maybe 10 cases of measles in the whole state of illinois. so this latest outbreak is something they haven't seen for a long time. the new cases are all associated with a daycare center in palatine, illinois, about 30 miles northwest of chicago. the five infants diagnosed with measles are all under the age of one, too young to have been given the vaccine.
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now every unvaccinated child and employee from that daycare center has been asked to stay home for the next three weeks, but dr. terry mason of the cook county department of public health told us the measles will spread. >> there are likely to be more cases, and so we shouldn't be surprised by that. and we will do everything we can to identify, if there is a point source of this, we'll try to do our best in identifying that but at some point, the cat's out of the bag. >> reporter: now all five infants are being cared for at home now, scott, a good sign that they are not seriously ill. >> pelley: dean reynolds reporting for us in chicago. dean, thanks very much. today, the final chapter in the story of navy seal chris kyle began to be written in a texas courtroom. kyle is portrayed in that blockbuster movie, "american sniper."
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mark strassman is covering the trial of the man accused of kyle's murder. >> reporter: sniper chris kyle was called "the devil of ramadi" by iraqi insurgents. he had 160 confirmed kills, the most in u.s. military history. after the war, kyle counseled troubled vets like 27-year-old eddie ray routh. routh shot and killed kyle and his friend, chad littlefield at this texas gun range two years ago. routh suffers from p.t.s.d., and plans to plead not guilty by reason of insanity. taya kyle, chris kyle's widow, has scoffed that p.t.s.d. explains why anyone murders. >> it doesn't change their character. it might change their mood once in a while, but it doesn't make them a murderer. >> reporter: kyle's funeral procession stretched 200 miles. the service was held at the stadium of the dallas cowboys with kyle's casket at midfield. >> i got a military-age male on a cell phone. >> reporter: "american sniper"
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the blockbuster war movie, has spread kyle's fame beyond his native texas. 800 potential jurors have been called for routh's trial, four times what's typical in rural stephenville, texas. >> you know what, i think people that don't think that he can get a fair trial in stephenville they just don't know stephenville. >> reporter: jon koonsman is axt sixth generation texas rancher and columnist for the stephenville newspaper. >> i think they're going to get in there, listen to the evidence, and judge based on that. >> reporter: and nothing else. >> and nothing else. >> reporter: scott, 43 potential jurors were dismissed today, a dozen of them after saying they had made up their minds because of all the pre-trial publicity. >> pelley: mark, thank you. american students say they are working too hard. and why are sea lions stranding themselves when the "cbs evening news" continues. of beats ] i wish... please, please,
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everyone-- it kind of becomes very cut throat a little bit in high school of everyone is competing for the one spot in all these different schools, the one scholarship. >> reporter: that pressure to get into a good college has taken a toll on students' social lives. u.c.l.a.'s annual survey of college freshman found just 18% of students spend 16 hours or more with their friends each week during their senior year of high school. that's compared to 38% of students in 1987. kevin eagan is the lead researcher. he says the so-called senior slump has become the senior sprint. how different is life for a high school senior these days than it was back in 1987? >> you're seeing students take on more a.p. and honors courses. they're taking on more extracurricular activities to build that college resume, to pad that application so those pressures are taking away from students' times to be kids. >> reporter: they are also drinking less. in 1987, 35% of high school seniors spent six or more hours each week partying.
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that's dropped to just 9%. and those who drink wine or hard liquor plummeted from 68% in 1987 to 39% last year. danny mcelaney says he wasn't a partier. there just wasn't time. >> that was my number one priority in high school, just get through it, get good grades, get accepted into college. >> reporter: less drinking, less partying, probably sounds pretty good to parents, but, scott, researchers say all work and no play may be why so many college students are showing up on campus with higher levels of stress and depression. >> pelley: not all bad, though. thanks very much, ben. the pope makes a confession. that's next. for many prescription nexium helps heal acid-related erosions in the lining of the esophagus. it's my prescription. there is risk of bone fracture and low magnesium levels. side effects
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because barron's designs are fit for spies, literally. in his previous life, barron was an undercover agent creating disguises for the c.i.a. >> i tinted silicone to look like skin. that was my forte. >> reporter: for 15 years, he crafted silicone masks for operatives working incognito around the world. >> agents depended upon the realism of that disguise because if that disguise attracted attention in a negative way, then their lives were in jeopardy. >> reporter: it's the stuff movies are made of. >> that's right. yeah. >> reporter: but in 1983, he went under cover to a biomedical sculptor's conference to learn some new tricks of the trade. it was a mission that changed his life. >> i saw the disfigurements of people without a nose, without eyes, without ears. i said, "bob, if you can put people in hiding, you can bring these people out of hiding."
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>> reporter: nine years later, he retired and today works out of his ashburn, virginia studio where he sees patients from around the world rebuilding eyes and ears and lives. so what's in here? >> well, this is my brag box. >> reporter: it's what he shows new patients on their first visit. >> this is a full-face mask that i made for a burn survivor. he gave me a photograph of what he used to look like. >> reporter: barron says he treasures his 24 years at the c.i.a. because it led him to people like eric. >> that's all i need to see is when a patient walks out of that door, they have that genuine smile on their face. >> thank you. >> reporter: a smile from ear to ear. julianna goldman, cbs news ashburn, virginia. >> pelley: and that's the "cbs evening news" for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh
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the pinch of a port labor fight. tonight -- cargo ships are offshore all along the west coast... some with nowhere to go... costing money now at 6:00 bay area businesses feeling the heat of a port fight. some cargo ships have nowhere to go costing money and jobs. west coast ports on the verge of shutting down. billions of dollars in cargo could be left sitting in the water. the 30 west coast ports are an economic lifeline. 20,000 people work at the port. [ echo in the background ] >> the union says a shutdown could happen within five to 10 days. da lin is live at the port of oakland and he says, bay area businesses are met hard by the
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dispute. da. >> reporter: veronica, this is not a work stoppage at least not yet. it is a work slowdown and it's a tactic being used by the union during the negotiations process. this ship behind me is finally getting uploaded after sitting out in the bay for quite a few days. in fact, there are still a handful of cargo ships idling in the bay costing bay area businesses millions of dollars. the sound of unloading a shipping container is music to the ears of importers like taylor chow. he waited a month and a half for this. it was supposed to arrive december. this container arrived at the warehouse this afternoon. he is waiting for 20 other containers of dried goods tied up at the port. >> we don't have product


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