Dec 4, 2018

Who's been breached this time? Question-answering site Quora

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Hackers may have stolen personal information belonging to 100 million users of the crowdsourced question answering site Quora, according to a blog post from the site posted Monday evening.

The big picture: The investigation is still ongoing into the "unauthorized third party" the site caught on its network, which means exactly what happened and how many people it happened to remain unclear.

Details: The information snagged by hackers includes usernames and encrypted password data as well as content from the site, including public and private activities. Attackers potentially know what questions you've asked, what answers you've given, upvotes and downvotes, answer requests and direct messages.

  • "The overwhelming majority of the content accessed was already public on Quora, but the compromise of account and other private information is serious," reads the post.
  • Quora has logged out affected users and is contacting them.

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Bernie's juggernaut

Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks in San Antonio last night with his wife, Jane. Photo: Eric Gay/AP

Sen. Bernie Sanders won so big in the Nevada caucuses that Democrats are hard-pressed to sketch a way he's not their nominee.

Driving the news: With 60% of precincts counted (slow, but better than Iowa!), Sanders is running away with 46% of delegates — crushing Joe Biden's 20%, Pete Buttigieg's 15%, Sen. Elizabeth Warren's 10% and Sen. Amy Klobuchar's 5%.

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Buttigieg campaign claims Nevada caucuses were "plagued with errors"

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Pete Buttigieg's campaign wrote a letter on Sunday asking the Nevada State Democratic Party to release early vote and in-person vote totals by precinct and address certain caucus errors identified by campaigns, The Nevada Independent reports.

The big picture: The campaign alleges that the process of integrating early votes on caucus day was “plagued with errors and inconsistencies,” and says it received more than 200 incident reports from precincts around the state.

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Coronavirus threat grows, threatening some drug supplies

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens.

As the novel coronavirus continues spreading globally and China grapples with a limited production capability, there's a growing risk to about 150 prescription drugs in the U.S., sources tell Axios.

The big picture: The coronavirus has spread to more countries, with both South Korea and Italy stepping up emergency measures amid rising case numbers on Sunday. COVID-19 has killed at least 2,467 people and infected almost 79,000 others, mostly in mainland China.

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