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Stephen Kruiser

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September 4, 2014 - 4:54 pm

The little website that couldn’t.

A hacker broke into part of the HealthCare.gov insurance portal this summer but federal authorities said the intruder did not seem to have taken consumer data. Millions of Americas registered on the site to purchase insurance.

“Today, we briefed key congressional staff about an intrusion on a test server that supports HealthCare.gov. Our review indicates that the server did not contain consumer personal information; data was not transmitted outside the agency, and the website was not specifically targeted. We have taken measures to further strengthen security,” a Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services statement said.

The hacker appears to have accessed a server and uploaded harmful software, which can be used to launch other attacks, although a CMS spokesman said those attacks were not in fact carried out. Still, it is believed to be the first time a hacker has entered the federal health insurance website.

Hey, if the government says it’s ok, it’s ok, got it?

Now we can all just look forward to our incompetent, non-medical professional overlords making life or death decisions.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.
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Maybe they "left something" that "does something" to "someone or everyone."

Hiring amateurs is fine for community theatre...not for designing government healthcare websites...
6 weeks ago
6 weeks ago Link To Comment
One does not "take" electronic data. One merely copies electronic data.
7 weeks ago
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" federal authorities said the intruder did not seem to have taken consumer data"

"Seem".

Now, that's an interesting word, isn't it?

And these clowns would know.... how?


7 weeks ago
7 weeks ago Link To Comment
>>federal authorities said the intruder did not seem to have taken consumer
data.
And how would they know? What does your web site do, government person? Can you say? Than how can you say it is not vulnerable to people with an actual profit motive to exploit it?
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