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the largest cyber espionage campaign in u.s. history, and it's not over. >> this was really an attack of massive scale. >> reporter: microsoft's president told us today the hack spans at least eight countries, with 80% of the targets in the u.s., including many of the company's clients. >> this attack is still taking place. the industry is scrambling, people in government are scrambling to get it under control. but it's not under control yet. >> reporter: among the concerns, that the breach at the treasury department may have exposed taxpayer information. what's the impact? >> well, the impact is extraordinary. any information of yours may have been compromised by very sophisticated attackers. >> reporter: officials say the tactics are similar to other large-scale attacks blamed on russia, but investigators can't rule out other foreign adversaries. are we going to learn that the hack was even bigger than we know right now? >> well, we should assume that
the number of victims is going to increase. this is a bit like a natural disaster. >> reporter: sources say the hackers could have roamed free in unclassified systems and impersonated high-level officials seeking classified information. catherine herridge, cbs news, washington. >> o'donnell: and we want to turn now to america's hunger crisis. more than 50 million people in this country have experienced hunger this year. that's up from 35 million last year. well, ton well, tonight, federal aid programs are running low on funding and food pantries are running low on supplies. here's cbs' mark strassmann. >> reporter: this morning, yolanda myers made her monthly run for groceries. >> if it wasn't for the food bank i don't think we're going to make it some time. >> reporter: 400 pounds of donations-- a lot of food for a lot of family. in this 1,000-square-foot shoe box myers cares full time for 10 grandchildren, ages 1-12. they call her g-mama. >> we love her.
we take care of her. we make sure she okay. >> reporter: she's disabled, her husband lost his chef's job in march. >> sometimes i have to go buy the kids something that they need, and they'll be like, "we don't have the money to do this or to do that." >> reporter: food banks, a sometimes option, became a lifeline. they're also $3,000 behind on rent. here in fulton county, with more than one million residents, one in six families now faces food insecurity. >> g-mama going to keep them fed. >> reporter: have there been missed meals? >> not for the kids. >> reporter: for you? >> yup. >> reporter: does that happen a lot? >> yeah. it's not time to be sitting around trying to cry, being upset. >> reporter: every month, the african american association of georgia services 1,600 families, but few like the myers. >> this is a family that really needs above and beyond the support that we normally give.
>> reporter: above and beyond today meant a christmas surprise. >> i got a deep fryer for you as well. >> you did!? ( screaming ) thank you! >> reporter: and gifts for the grand kids. >> i really love you all. thank you all so much. >> reporter: but no single food bank can keep them fed. >> thank you. >> reporter: their school system today also dropped off meal packs, breakfast and lunch for five days. but today, they feasted on something different: hope. mark strassmann, cbs news, atlanta. ♪ ♪ >> thank you, all! >> o'donnell: everybody looking for a little more of that. all right, time is quickly running out for your gifts to arrive ahead of christmas. today is the deadline for first- class mail. but with the post office buried under millions of extra packages, it's getting dicey. here's cbs' janet shamlian. >> reporter: shoppers across the country are learning a hard truth tonight: santa will be late this year.
>> i'm very discouraged. i could have driven across country in that amount of time and delivered it in person. >> reporter: a week before christmas, packages are overwhelming the u.s. postal service and other carriers. >> busy, busy. >> reporter: customers tell cbs news they've been able to track their shipments being scanned into post office processing centers, but there's no record of them leaving. >> it's been nuts. >> reporter: carly seale manages houston's favor the kind boutique, which cut off shipping earlier than usual because christmas delivery couldn't be guaranteed. >> there's been huge delays, and it's been really frustrating. >> reporter: a perfect storm: record volume, coronavirus staffing shortages, and weather in the mix. shipmatrix reports the postal service is receiving about six million extra parcels a day due to shipping caps at fedex and u.p.s. tonight, u.s.p.s. acknowledged the challenges, but says it's committed to delivering gifts and cards on time to celebrate
the holidays. and tonight, people are still coming in to the post office with packages. at this point, many will have to use expedited shipping. but with such a backlog already, some postal workers are saying they believe it will be a week or so into january before everything gets delivered. norah. >> o'donnell: that's more like a new year's gift than a christmas gift. janet shamlian, thank you. and there is still much more news ahead on tonight's "cbs evening news," including the remarkable story of a state trooper who rescued a man whose car was buried in the snow for 10 hours. and like father like son-- tiger woods tees off with one of golf's rising stars. the remarkable story of a state trooper who rescued a man whose car was buried in the snow for 10 hours. and like father like son-- tiger woods tees off with one of golf's rising stars. make more of what's yours.
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note for whoever built the garden. "my name is sapphire," she wrote. "i'm one of the fairies who lives in this tree." the next day a four-year-old girl named eliana wrote back. the first exchange in what has evolved into a remarkable friendship-- nine months of letters and presents-- >> glitter! >> reporter: and glitter galore. they traded photos with one another and tur disappointment into a season of wonder. eliana's mom, emily, couldn't be more grateful. can you believe the extent that she went to for all this? >> oh, i-- we were constantly floored. like, the gifts that she would give were just so personal and so kind. and we were just, like, we don't even know you. >> reporter: eliana felt like the luckiest girl in the world. but what she wanted more than any present was to meet her new friend, and that's when sapphire remembered that fairies can, on very rare occasion, turn human
size, which is how, earlier this month, sapphire appeared. >> she turned around and saw me, and the way that she looked at me, just, i'll never forget that. it was just really magical. so... >> reporter: kelly says at the start of this pandemic she was in a dark place, but with a little imagination and a whole lot of kindness, she found her light and says you can, too. >> i want people to believe that they don't have to be a fairy to give a little bit of magic to somebody else. and it doesn't have to be a child, either. the true love for one another, another, that, you know, that's l as it gets. steve hartman, cbs news, "on the road." >> o'donnell: we should all hold that belief, to be able to share magic with one another. beautiful piece. thank yo steve. we'll be right back.
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you can also visit legalhelpcenter.com and submit a question there. all right, so rob, let me ask you why someone really should call an attorney after they've been injured in an accident, instead of just trying to go ahead and negotiate with the insurance company themselves? that's a great question, gina. if you need surgery, you're not going to do your own surgery on yourself, are you? you want a trained surgeon and quite frankly, you want the best surgeon. well, the same goes for a car accident. there are many pitfalls and countless things that could go wrong and ruin your case. you need someone with experience, who's been through this many times and who knows what you can expect. this way, you end up with the best possible outcome and most amount of money for your settlement. so i encourage all of you viewers at home. if you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, you do not have an attorney, give us a call right now, and we'll answer all of your questions. we'll also give you a free consultation and let you know how much your case is potentially worth. great point. you know, after someone has been injured in an accident, it's a very scary time. your car is wrecked, you're injured and you're in pain.
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and you can reach us by dialing the number on your screen. or you can email us or even submit a question at legalhelpcenter.com. let's go to the phones. we do have a caller on the line now. what's your question? ashley: hi, my name's ashley. and my question is how does the process work? do i need to go into the attorney's office, or can we do everything remotely? well, ashley, that's a great question. you can do everything remotely by phone, email, text message or we can do a zoom or a facetime meeting with you as well. we can also come out to meet you near your home or at a coffee shop nearby. there's absolutely no need to come into the office anymore, unless you want to, of course. so if you're at home and you've been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you do not have an attorney. give us a call right now. we'll answer all of your questions with a free consultation and we'll let you know how much your case is potentially worth. okay, rob, so now i have another scenario for you, and probably a lot of people at home can relate to this. they're in an accident, they've been injured, and the other party doesn't have insurance.
i mean, is there really anything they can do? oh absolutely. there is, gina. as a matter of fact, the attorneys tell me that if someone is injured in an accident and that person has um, or uninsured motorist coverage, well, then they're covered. and that's something that we look into for all of our clients to make sure that you do not get taken advantage of. so i encourage all of the viewers at home. if you or someone you know have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, even if it was by an uninsured motorist, and you don't have an attorney, give us a call right now. we'll answer your questions with a free consultation, and we'll let you know how much your case is potentially worth. okay, rob, so there are many people probably in the audience right now who have been in accidents, possibly injured, and they've already received an offer from the insurance company, but that offer is so low. they can't pay any bills with that. so is there really anything they can do? well absolutely, gina. as a matter of fact, that's why you want to call in right now. if you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, and the insurance company has made some ridiculously low offer,
it's probably not enough to get your medical bills paid. it's probably not even enough to get your car fixed. you probably have a job and a family. and the last thing that you want to do right now is to spend your free time negotiating with this insurance company. so i encourage all the viewers at home. take that first step, do something about it and give us a call right now. we'll answer all the questions you might have, and we'll let you know how much money you can get for your accident and how quickly. thanks, rob. now let's go ahead and hear from another past client, michael, about his motorcycle accident. jim, play the clip. i was injured in a motorcycle crash, and my medical bills were piling up. the insurance company wasn't returning my phone calls and i didn't know what to do. luckily, my wife saw a commercial for the legal help center and she called for a free consultation. they helped me with all my medical bills and even got me more than i was expecting for my pain and suffering. i'm so glad my wife saw that commercial.