Skip to comments.More Obamacare stupidity: Developers of website linked to Belarus government
Posted on 02/04/2014 9:16:53 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Developers linked to the government of Belarus may have placed malicious code inside the healthcare.gov website allowing it to hack into the personal information of consumers.
No - I'm serious.
U.S. intelligence agencies last week urged the Obama administration to check its new healthcare network for malicious software after learning that developers linked to the Belarus government helped produce the website, raising fresh concerns that private data posted by millions of Americans will be compromised.
The intelligence agencies notified the Department of Health and Human Services, the agency in charge of the Healthcare.gov network, about their concerns last week. Specifically, officials warned that programmers in Belarus, a former Soviet republic closely allied with Russia, were suspected of inserting malicious code that could be used for cyber attacks, according to U.S. officials familiar with the concerns.
The software links the millions of Americans who signed up for Obamacare to the federal government and more than 300 medical institutions and healthcare providers.
"The U.S. Affordable Care Act software was written in part in Belarus by software developers under state control, and that makes the software a potential target for cyber attacks," one official said.
Cyber security officials said the potential threat to the U.S. healthcare data is compounded by what they said was an Internet data "hijacking" last year involving Belarusian state-controlled networks. The month-long diversion covertly rerouted massive amounts of U.S. Internet traffic to Belarus-a repressive dictatorship located between Russia, Poland, and Ukraine.
"Belarusian President [Alexander] Lukashenko's authoritarian regime is closely allied with Russia and is adversarial toward the United States," the official added.
The combination of the Belarus-origin software, the Internet re-routing, and the anti-U.S. posture of the Belarusian government "makes the software written in Belarus a potential target of cyber attacks for identity theft
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Its not a bug. Its a feature.
Doing the work Americans just won’t do...
Rip it out by the roots.
How did this happen? Normally, we’d pay good money to keep hostile regimes from penetrating our government operations. In this case, it looks as though we paid them to do it. Great job, HHS!
Hey, where's FR's regular "Bring Back American Jobs" dude when we need him ?? :)
Belarus? Oy vey iz mir! One of the most inept countries on earth! I think Namibia could have done a better job!
WikiLeaks cables describe Belarus leader as 'bizarre' and 'disturbed'
The Guardian, Friday 17 December 2010 16.30 EST
Alexander Lukashenko, the autocratic ruler of Belarus who is poised for re-election for a fourth term this weekend, is an increasingly "bizarre" and "disturbed" ruler who plans to stay in power indefinitely, according to US diplomats in Minsk.
Lukashenko, often referred to as Europe's last dictator because of the heavy-handed nature of his 16 years in power, is certain to win Belarus's presidential election this Sunday, cementing his grip on the ex-Soviet country and provoking criticism from the west, which has tried without much success to nudge the country in a more democratic direction.
A liberal and his money are soon parted.
If was tied to irs computers, then we have a real problem. Will only be a matter of not if but rather when. zer0 probably demanded his site be tied to irs computers.
Bammycare needs a Capital One commercial- “This is Peggy”.
I thought healthcare.gov was a perfect example of Soviet efficiency. Now I know why.
This just gets better and better!
Fundamental Transformation at work.
Just when you think it can’t get worse ..... it does. Not over yet ... they haven’t found the room where the hamster (or maybe it’s a gerbil) is running on the wheel, trying to keep the website “operating” ... probably in Belarus somewhere.
How appropriate that Obama hired old Soviet Socialist to write Obamacare software!
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