Thanks to Obama Administration, Thousands are at Risk of Identity Theft

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I put this in politics instead of the healthcare forum because this isn't about the health care. It's about the way the administration completely neglected the security of Americans who obey him and go to the site. This is serious. I know the administration doesn't give a shit about our privacy and they spy on us, but it would be nice if they could have protected people from hackers. There is no security at the website and they knew it before they opened it and set deadlines for people to sign up.

And these type of attacks that I'm mentioning here, and the 70,000 [personal records Kennedy found] that you're referencing, is very easy to do. It's a rudimentary type attack that doesn't actually attack the website itself. It extracts information from it without actually having to go into the system.

Think of it this way. Think of something where you have a car and the car doors are open and the windows are open, you can see inside of it. That's basically what they allow you to do and there's no real sophistication level here, it's just really wide open. So there's no hacking actually involved.


Good to know, huh? Guess what's even more troubling? Kennedy said that gaining access to 70,000 personal records of ObamaCare enrollees via HealthCare.gov took less than four minutes, and required nothing more than a standard browser to pull off.
Hacker Reveals How He Cracked ObamaCare Website In Less Than Four Minutes Hacker Reveals How He Cracked ObamaCare Website In Less Than Four Minutes | Independent Journal Review


The only good thing is that there aren't that many who enrolled. The majority are subsidized, so likely don't have much money to steal. Only a small percent, 24%, are young ones and the rest are elderly or those with pre-existing conditions. Most of those already had insurance, but went to the site looking for a cheaper or free plan. It's like the deal with Obamaphones. Many already had plans, but free is better. They were counting on the young ones to pay high premiums and that ain't happening.
 
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It would seem that the far left could care less if someone has their identity hacked.

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The House passed the Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act, H.R. 3811, in a 291-122 vote. Sixty-seven Democrats voted for the bill, ignoring arguments from party leaders that the bill was a "messaging" vote meant to discourage people from signing up for insurance.

Read more: House Democrats break ranks with the White House on ObamaCare vote | TheHill
 

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Obamacare Website's Biggest Security Threat May Be Darrell Issa

But there is some irony in their latest whack at the Affordable Care Act. The GOP bill set for a Friday vote would require the Health and Human Services secretary to tell people if their private data was compromised in a security breach, but, as laid out in a Democratic committee memo issued Thursday, HHS is already required to do that, and there haven't been any successful breaches thus far anyway. Not only does the bill target a nonexistent problem, but the most credible threat to the website's security may be the loudest critic of the website's security: Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

HealthCare.gov could clearly be compromised if, say, sensitive documents were leaked to the public that included software code or other technical information that provided hackers with a road map for vulnerabilities in the site. Such documents currently reside with Issa, who obtained them last month -- unredacted -- after subpoenaing them from MITRE Corporation, the federal contractor overseeing security of the website.

Throughout the subpoena process, MITRE officials warned Issa in three separate letters that the documents could result in "irreparable harm" to the website's security if they end up in the wrong hands, even with redactions. They offered to let him come into MITRE's offices and view redacted versions of them. Beyond that, White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler sent Issa a letter warning that disclosures could increase risks to all IT systems across the federal government. Top House Democrats, meanwhile, pressed for a classified briefing with administration cyber security officials to assess the risks posed by a potential leak of those documents.

But Issa insisted on getting the unredacted versions, and on Dec. 17, he posted excerpts from them online in a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in which he raised concerns with the website's security.
 

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110 million Target customers got their info hacked and you people are attacking healthcare.gov?

lol
 

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110 million Target customers got their info hacked and you people are attacking healthcare.gov?

lol
And the far left shows they don't care about the people they claim they are for.

Target is not a government mandate to enslave the masses, Obamacare is.

Another far left fail.
 

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