Government hackers try to crack HealthCare.gov
The government's own watchdogs say they tried to hack into HealthCare.gov earlier this year and found what they termed a critical vulnerability.
The report is being released Tuesday by the inspector general's office of the Health and Human Services Department.
It amounts to a mixed review for the federal site that serves as the portal to taxpayer-subsidized health plans for millions of Americans.
So-called white-hat hackers from the inspector general's office say they found a critical vulnerability during their security scans.
But the office said that when its experts attempted to mimic what a malicious hacker might try to do next, they were blocked by the system's defenses.
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