Hackers accessed records of 75,000 people in government health insurance system breach

Through the Medicare and Medicaid Service Center ( TechCrunch ), hackers violated the government's healthcare system earlier this week and infringed 75,000 personal data. This data was collected through systems used by insurance agents and intermediaries.

CMS announced on October 13 that it found "an anomalous activity of Federally Facilitated Exchanges, or a direct agent and broker enrollment path for FFEs," a system used by agents and brokers to assist health insurance applicants. The CMS said it had "accessed about 75,000 personal files," and on 16th, after the violation was confirmed, we took steps to protect the system.

The Center says it will terminate its enrollment system to enforce new security measures.This security system will be up and running again in a week, informing those who may be impacted,

Seema Verma, CMS manager, points out that the system is different from the consumer-oriented Healthcare.gov website where the general public can sign up for healthcare services, and says the violation will not affect the upcoming public enrollment period November 1st.

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