Thursday, 14 November 2013

Hackers attack Obamacare website

 Hackers attack Obamacare website
Hackers have attempted more than a dozen cyber attacks against the Obamacare website, according to a top Homeland Security Department official.

The attacks, which are under investigation, failed, said the official.

Authorities also are investigating a separate report of a tool designed to put heavy strain on through a so-called distributed denial of service. It does not appear to have been activated.

“We received about 16 reports from HHS that are under investigation and one open source report about a denial of service,” according to Acting Assistant Homeland Security Secretary Roberta Stempfley of the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications.

Stempfley testified at a hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee that the attempts were made between November 6 and November 8, but none were successful.

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