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Title HealthCare.gov system hack leaves 75,000 individuals exposed   hot icon  
Date 2018-10-31 Hit 19

Title: HealthCare.gov system hack leaves 75,000 individuals exposed
 

Author:  Amanda Golden, CNN Politics

 

Date: 20/10/2018

 

Abstract: A hack was detected earlier this month in a government computer system that works alongside HealthCare.gov, exposing the personal information of approximately 75,000 people, according to the agency in charge of the portal. In a statement to CNN, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said the system that was exposed through the hack was the Direct Enrollment pathway, which allows agents and brokers to assist consumers with applications for coverage in the Federally Facilitated Exchanges, or FFE. The statement detailed that the agent and broker accounts that were associated with the hack were "deactivated, and -- out of an abundance of caution -- the Direct Enrollment pathway for agents and brokers was disabled."

 

Source: https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/20/politics/healthcare-gov-computer-system-hack/index.html



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