Hackers targeted HealthCare.gov, but were unsuccessful, official says

How fast glitches on healthcare.gov are fixed could change the trajectory of the law's success. (Getty Images/HHS)


Hackers targeted HealthCare.gov, but were unsuccessful, official says

Hackers tried to force the HealthCare.gov website offline, but were unsuccessful, a Department of Homeland Security Official told lawmakers today.Testifying before the House Homeland Security Committee, acting assistant secretary of cybersecurity Robert Stempfley said that a group of hackers attempted a denial-of-service attack, a common technique in which multiple users try to bring down a site by overloading it with requests."We are aware of one open source action attempting a denial of service attack that has been unsuccessful," she said, …

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