Lose Your Plan, Lose Your Doctor, Lose Your Personal Data: Obamacare Site “Alarmingly” Insecure, Expert Says
The Daily Sheeple
January 22nd, 2014
Top cyber security consultant David Kennedy has provided testimony to Congress that outlines “critical flaws” and “alarming security threats” on the Healthcare.gov website.
Last Sunday, Kennedy told Fox’s Chris Wallace that he was easily able to penetrate the healthcare exchange. He said he determined that he could gain access to 70,000 personal records of Obamacare enrollees.
He’s a security expert, so surely he used some tricks of the trade to crack the website, right?
Nope. Kennedy said it only took him about 4 minutes and a standard browser to access the information, and that he didn’t even have to hack the website:
“And 70,000 was just one of the numbers that I was able to go up to and I stopped after that,” he said. “You know, I’m sure it’s hundreds of thousands, if not more, and it was done within about a 4 minute time frame. So, it’s just wide open.”
“You can literally just open up your browser, go to this, and extract all this information without actually having to hack the website itself,” he said.