Washington Free Beacon
February 8, 2014
President Barack Obama and two senior aides are being urged to suspend all use of the Obamacare computer network until recent U.S. intelligence warnings of potential cyber attacks from Belarus are resolved.
Michele Bachmann (R., Minn.), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, called for the suspension in letters to the president, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. She warned that “the American people’s personal information submitted to Healthcare.gov could be at risk from cyber attacks across the globe.”
“Intelligence officials reportedly briefed the administration that Healthcare.gov software potentially written by a state-owned firm in Belarus could contain malware and allow surreptitious access to Americans’ health and financial information,” she stated, adding that Belarus is a close ally of Russia.
Bachmann told Clapper that a report posted to the U.S. government’s Open Source Center website had been removed and that the report revealed that Belarusian software engineers were suspected of inserting malicious code in the Obamacare network.