[ISN] HealthCare.gov Server Compromised by Hackers

http://www.infosecnews.org/healthcare-gov-server-compromised-by-hackers/ By William Knowles @c4i Senior Editor InfoSec News September 5, 2014 Unknown hackers breached a test server with malware on a Health and Human Services (HHS) site that supports the Obamacare insurance website HealthCare.gov The commonplace malware was designed to launch “denial of service” attacks against other websites, HHS said, and there is no evidence any consumers’ personal information was sent to any external IP address. The attack did not appear to directly target HealthCare.gov, and the server that was targeted did not contain any consumers’ personal information. The Wall Street Journal reports that the server was connected to more sensitive parts of the website that had better security protections, the officials said. That means it would have been possible, if difficult, for the intruder to move through the network and try to view more protected information, an official at the Department of Health and Human Services said. There is no indication that happened, and investigators suspect the hacker didn’t intend to target a HealthCare.gov server. […]




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