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State confirms health website security breach

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 11/24/2013 @ 2:42 pm In Health,Money,U.S. | No Comments

(BURLINGTON FREE PRESS) — MONTPELIER — Officials overseeing the Vermont Health Connect website confirmed Friday there was a security breach on the system last month in which one user got improper access to another user’s Social Security number and other data.

A report from state to federal officials overseeing the health insurance exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act said a consumer reported the incident with the Vermont Health Connect website on Oct. 17.

The consumer, whom officials would not identify, reported that he received in the mail — from an unnamed sender — a copy of his own application for insurance under the state exchange.

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