HealthCare.gov-Experian, 2013 - 2015
HealthCare.gov, the Obamacare website, was launched in
October 2013. Its launch was universally considered a
monumental disaster and this was largely due to the IT
incompetence of the website's foreign (Canadian) developers.
There had been great concern HealthCare.gov would be hacked.
When that didn't happen immediately it was taken as proof
that its IT was secure. However, absence of evidence is not
evidence of absence. Most hackers want to steal sensitive
data, particularly identity data, undetected
, and go
to a lot of trouble for the undetected part, since it means
they can continue to steal data, which is constantly
updated, for years. Data breaches are thus often not
discovered, and made public, until years later, if ever.
In early-March 2020, I made the shocking discovery, reported
nowhere else, that HealthCare.gov, via Experian, had been
hacked from its launch in October 2013 until September 2015,
i.e. for 2 years. ...