Oct 19, 2018

Data breach hits ACA enrollment site

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A data breach tied to the system for Affordable Care Act enrollment affected about 75,000 people's information, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services says. The breach affected the system insurance agents and brokers can use to help people sign up for coverage.

Details: CMS said it detected "suspicious activity" last Saturday, and declared a breach on Tuesday. The agency said it "took immediate steps to secure the system and consumer information, further investigate the incident, and subsequently notify Federal law enforcement."

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