The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Friday announced a data breach of HealthCare.gov which reportedly affected some 75,000 individuals.
According to a FierceHealthcare report, the breach of the federal health care marketplace involved suspicious activity on portals designed for agents and brokers.
CMS said the breach was “unacceptable,” but added that the attack involved a “small fraction of consumer records.”
“Our No. 1 priority is the safety and security of the Americans we serve,” CMS Administrator Seema Verma said in a statement. “We will continue to work around the clock to help those potentially impacted and ensure the protection of consumer information.”
The breach was first discovered on Oct. 13, according to the report.