• Hackers stole income, immigration and tax data in Healthcare.gov breach, government confirms

    4 days ago - By TechCrunch

    Hackers siphoned off thousands of Healthcare.gov applications by breaking into the accounts of brokers and agents tasked with helping customers sign up for healthcare plans.
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said in a post buried on its website that found that the hackers obtained “inappropriate access” to a number of broker and agent accounts, which “engaged in excessive searching” of the government's healthcare marketplace systems.
    CMS didn't say how the attackers gained access to the accounts, but said it shut off the affected accounts “immediately.”
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