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Hackers breach HealthCare.gov system, get data on 75,000
WASHINGTON (AP) — A government computer system that interacts with HealthCare.gov was hacked earlier this month, compromising the sensitive personal data of some 75,000 people, officials said Friday. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services made the announcement late in the afternoon ahead of a weekend, a time slot agencies often use to release unfavorable developments. Officials said the hacked system was shut down and technicians are working to restore it before sign-up season starts Nov. 1 for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
governmentIncompetence  informationSecurity 
10 hours ago by joeybaker
Researchers: 11-year-old flaw in vote scanner still unfixed. The vote-counting machine is used in 23 U.S states
An uncorrected security flaw in a vote-counting machine used in 23 U.S states leaves it vulnerable to hacking 11 years after the manufacturer was alerted to it, security researchers say. The M650 high-speed ballot scanner is made by Election Systems...
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24 days ago by joeybaker
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