Hackers steal data of 75,000 US users after Healthcare.gov FFE breach

Hackers have breached a HealthCare.gov sign-up system and have gotten their hands on the personal information of roughly 75,000 people, the government said on Friday, October 19. The CMS said that it detected “anomalous system activity” in the FFE on October 13, 2018, and started an immediate investigation. A breach was confirmed on October 16.

The system is named Federally Facilitated Exchanges (FFE), and is managed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Healthcare insurance agents and brokers use the FFE to enroll users into Obamacare plans made available through the official HealthCare.gov portal.

Read more about the FFE breach on ZDNet.