New DoS attack directed at HealthCare.gov

The 175 pages of the document released by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Wednesday shows that the launch of Affordable Care (a.k.a. Obamacare) website HealthCare.gov was plagued with technical issues from day one. These range from poor handling of user data not allowing people to complete their applications to hot patches causing 90% of applicants to be denied coverage based on residency.

To add insult to injury, HealthCare.gov was arguably attacked by opponents of healthcare reform with denial of service (DoS) apps causing some areas of the website to be inaccessible to site’s visitors. "This application continues a trend [we are] seeing with denial of service attacks being used as a means of retaliation against a policy, legal rulings or government actions," the researchers at Arbor Networks write.

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