Hackers steal data of 75,000 users after Healthcare.gov FFE breach

[Oct 22, 2018]

The system is named Federally Facilitated Exchanges (FFE), and is managed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Healthcare insurance agents and brokers use the FFE to enroll users into Obamacare plans made available through the official HealthCare.gov portal of US.

Hackers have breached a HealthCare.gov sign-up system and have gotten their hands on the personal information of roughly 75,000 people, the government said on Friday, October 19.

The CMS said that it detected “anomalous system activity” in the FFE on October 13, 2018, last Saturday, and started an immediate investigation.

Cyber Security Tips:

  • CMS Administrator Seema Verma Said:

“We are working to identify the individuals potentially impacted as quickly as possible so that we can notify them and provide resources such as credit protection,”

“I want to make clear to the public that HealthCare.gov and the Marketplace Call Center are still available, and open enrollment will not be negatively impacted”


 

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