A hack was detected in a government computer system exposing the personal information of approximately 75,000 people, according to the agency in charge.
The “Direct Enrollment pathway” was the system that was hacked. The agent and broker accounts that were associated with the hack were “deactivated, and — out of an abundance of caution — the Direct Enrollment pathway for agents and brokers was disabled.” According to the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services.
The Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services began to investigate “anomalous system activity in the Direct Enrollment pathway” on October 13 and a breach was declared on October 16. The public wasn’t notified for weeks.