Healthcare.Gov Breached, 75 000 Users Affected by Data Theft

Unknown computer hackers have breached the sign-up system and hijacked the personal data of about 75 000 users. This site hosted the service called Federally Facilitated Exchanges (FFE) and is used for healthcare insurance use. An official government announcement was posted giving further details on the incident.

Unknown Criminals Hijacked Records of 75 000 Users from Healthcare.Gov

The service has been hacked by an unknown collective of criminals. This was announced via an official post on the site and also gives information about the fact that they have been able to hijack data of about 75 000 users. The site hosts the Federally Facilitated Exchanges (FFE) which is used by healthcare agents and brokers to enroll their clients into the medical healthcare plans known as “Obamacare”. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reported anomalous system activity in Saturday which prompted the administrators to raise an alert and begin an investigation. The breach itself was confirmed last week.

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