November 13th, 2013
07:12 PM ET
9 years ago

Official: Hackers tried repeatedly to attack Obamacare website

Washington (CNN) - Hackers have attempted more than a dozen cyber attacks against the Obamacare website, according to a top Homeland Security Department official.

The attacks, which are under investigation, failed, said the official.


Filed under: Health care • Obamacare
soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Gurgyl

    I bet those so called Hackers are GOP thugs, fox hooligans, Koch goondas.

    November 13, 2013 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  2. love344

    How much did Ted Cruz pay them?

    November 13, 2013 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  3. the hippies were right

    Sorry G0P, it didn't work. You better hope your guys covered their tracks!

    November 13, 2013 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  4. Evergreen

    Finally. Something worth investigating.

    November 13, 2013 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  5. Winston Smith

    Now here's a wrinkle no one thought of. People with political axes to grind doing all they can to sabotage any program for the people. Who would have thought that your fellow countrymen could be so mean spirited? Here's the answer: they all are. If they don't get what they want, to do all they can to screw it up for everyone else.

    November 13, 2013 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  6. S. B. Stein

    I wonder how many of them were paid to do this by conservatives... Well, that would be illegal wouldn't it?

    November 13, 2013 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  7. WOT

    mean, mean small minded people!

    November 13, 2013 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  8. Mugzee44

    The GOP is doing a fine job of sabotaging the ACA, gotta remember people The Republicans RUN the insurance Companies.

    November 13, 2013 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm |
  9. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Find out what right wing operatives are behind this!

    November 13, 2013 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm |
  10. Joe

    those hackers must have been hired by karl rove

    November 14, 2013 12:05 am at 12:05 am |
  11. ThinkAgain: The GOP owes our nation $24 billion

    And I can't help but wonder if some of the contractors who worked on the website didn't intentionally sabotage it. The right likes to say there are problems because the "government" built it, but the actual engineers were private corporate contractors. My experience is a lot of those folks are Libertarians who hate the government (but don't have a problem taking advantage of it any time they have a chance). I wouldn't put it past some to mess with it in an effort to make the Obamacare launch fail.

    November 14, 2013 01:22 am at 1:22 am |
  12. Data Driven

    Well, no matter how poorly designed the website was to begin with, at least I won't have to keep reading on this site from people who have no idea what they're talking about that the site was never hacked, and that you'd have to be some sort of kooky conspiracy theorist to even suggest that.

    November 14, 2013 06:12 am at 6:12 am |