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US CMS says 75,000 individuals' files accessed in data breach

REUTERS
Published Oct 20, 2018, 10:22 am IST
Updated Oct 20, 2018, 10:27 am IST
The agency said it detected anomalous activity in the FFE Direct Enrolment pathway for agents and brokers.
The number of files accessed in the breach represented a small fraction of consumer records.
 The number of files accessed in the breach represented a small fraction of consumer records.

The US Centres for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said on Friday it was responding to a data breach that exposed the files of about 75,000 individuals.

The agency said it detected anomalous activity in the Federally Facilitated Exchange’s (FFE) Direct Enrollment pathway for agents and brokers.

 

The number of files accessed in the breach represented a small fraction of consumer records present on the FFE, the CMS said.

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