The Utah Health Exchange, a state insurance exchange whose development started several years before the health care reform law mandated exchanges, was recently hacked, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
The hack was a graffiti attack of the exchange’s portal for shopping for insurance, with words garbled, headlines blurred and some pages not accessible, and the site was down for about 10 days, a spokesperson for the Governor’s Office of Economic Development told the newspaper. Protected health information is on a separate secure site and was not affected.
The Department of Technology services maintains the breached site and also was responsible for the comprehensive hacking of Medicaid data in March 2012. Protected health information was compromised for 780,000 individuals, including up to 280,000 Social Security numbers.
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