Bloomberg Law
March 20, 2023, 7:05 PM

Medicare Ransomware Attack Details Sought by GOP Committee Heads

Skye Witley
Skye Witley

Republican congressional leaders want the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to turn over more information on a ransomware attack that exposed the identifiable information of 254,000 Medicare beneficiaries.

The US House’s Committee on Oversight and Reform and Committee on Energy and Commerce are investigating a data breach identified by the agency in October 2022 but not reported to Congress until December 2022.

CMS has said Medicare information was exposed in a hack of a third party government subcontractor, which “acted in violation of its obligations.”

“In other words, bad actors had access to Medicare beneficiaries’ information for two ...

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