Possible Belarus Connection Prompts Probe Of Healthcare.gov

Jaikumar Vijayan | Computerworld | February 5, 2014

U.S. intelligence community releases, then withdraws, report about programmers in Belarus doing work on Healthcare.gov

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched a security probe of Healthcare.gov after a U.S. intelligence unit last week warned that portions of the Affordable Care Act website was built by software developers linked to the Belarus government.

The report, compiled by the Director of National Intelligence's Open Source Center, noted that Belarussian programmers may have built some of the software used to move patient information on Healthcare.gov and therefore may have access to data flowing through it, the Washington Free Beacon reported this week.

The software could enable cyberattacks on Healthcare.gov, unnamed government sources told the Free Beacon.