Skip to comments.Hackers breach HealthCare.gov system, get data on 75,000
Posted on 10/19/2018 4:00:41 PM PDT by Olog-hai
A government computer system that interacts with HealthCare.gov was hacked earlier this month, compromising the sensitive personal data of some 75,000 people, officials said Friday.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services made the announcement late in the afternoon ahead of a weekend, a time slot agencies often use to release unfavorable developments.
Officials said the hacked system was shut down and technicians are working to restore it before sign-up season starts Nov. 1 for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
About 10 million people currently have private coverage under former President Barack Obamas health care law.
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Big surprise there.
And I bet it was at least ten times as many as they admit to.
And TPTB want to go to a cashless system.
Sure. Absolutely safe and effective.
Bet they did not change the default password or that they changed the password to Obama.
Looks like the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services needs a new IT and computer security management and staff. Maybe the old staff can clean CMMS toilets.
Or a bit more complex password such as ObamaisGod.
Oh, now I glad I didn’t give them any on my information. Oh wait, I was already glad of that.
If it happened to a private entity government HIPAA police would issue massive fines. (And then pocket the money.)
You can’t blame an entire industry for the Obamacare software failures. As a avionics software engineer, there is still a lot of fantastic programming going on. Just the Obamacare idiots didn’t hire those people. I don’t think they were looking for the cheapest since liberals aren’t very concerned with other people’s money, but they probably hired some cronies that were set to make a mint off the contract and provided substandard coding.
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