From the Free Beacon we read:
U.S. intelligence agencies last week urged the Obama administration to check its new healthcare network for malicious software after learning that developers linked to the Belarus government helped produce the website, raising fresh concerns that private data posted by millions of Americans will be compromised.
The intelligence agencies notified the Department of Health and Human Services, the agency in charge of the Healthcare.gov network, about their concerns last week. Specifically, officials warned that programmers in Belarus, a former Soviet republic closely allied with Russia, were suspected of inserting malicious code that could be used for cyber attacks, according to U.S. officials familiar with the concerns.
The software links the millions of Americans who signed up for Obamacare to the federal government and more than 300 medical institutions and healthcare providers.
“The U.S. Affordable Care Act software was written in part in Belarus by software developers under state control, and that makes the software a potential target for cyber attacks,” one official said.
Cyber security officials said the potential threat to the U.S. healthcare data is compounded by what they said was an Internet data “hijacking” last year involving Belarusian state-controlled networks. The month-long diversion covertly rerouted massive amounts of U.S. Internet traffic to Belarus—a repressive dictatorship located between Russia, Poland, and Ukraine.
They say the definition of insanity is: Doing the same thing—over and over—and expecting a different result. Under that definition I guess the American populace is largely insane.
The Federal government repeatedly proves it is incompetent in areas where the Constitution gives it no authority, but… the elites persist in finding new ways to demonstrate the government’s bankruptcy (literal, and figurative).
Please, can we bring business functions back into the private sector, where those who fail pay the price, personally? Can we stop pouring money down endless pits of graft, cronyism, and political favor?
Would it be possible to quit letting people who couldn’t successfully run a neighborhood lemonade stand take over things like health care?