ACA Exchange Site Endured Hack Attack, Official Says

Law360, New York (November 13, 2013, 4:56 PM EST) -- The beleaguered federal Affordable Care Act health insurance website, beset by glitches that have prevented thousands from enrolling in insurance plans, has also weathered at least one attempted denial-of-service attack, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security official told a House panel Wednesday.

Roberta Stempfley, the acting assistant secretary for the DHS Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, confirmed the attempted attack to the House Committee on Homeland Security in its hearing about Healthcare.gov's potential security problems.

Stempfley did not disclose the source of the attack, but said...
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