CMS Uncooperative in Addressing Security Concerns

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services refused to cooperate with the Government Accountability Office to address security concerns surrounding the implementation of, according to testimony at a House Oversight Committee hearing Thursday.

CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner testified before the House Oversight Committee on the current security status of and addressed accusations that the administration attempted to cover up the website’s initial failings. Gregory Wilshusen, the director of information security issues at the GAO, and Ann Barron-DeiCamillo, the director of U.S. computer emergency readiness team, also testified.

Hackers Break Into Server for Obamacare Website


NEW YORK (Reuters) – An unknown hacker or hackers broke into a computer server supporting the website through which consumers enroll in Obamacare health insurance, a government cybersecurity team discovered last week, apparently uploading malicious files.