A HACKER’S HEAVEN: White Hat Hacker, ‘Why HealthCare.gov Is a Gold Mine for Criminals’

Published on November 20, 2013

GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: This one is disturbing. A cyber security expert sounding the alarm saying hackers are definitely after HealthCare.gov. That disturbing warning is from “white hat hacker,” David Kennedy, he is one of several security experts giving Congress more bad news about the ObamaCare website.

VAN SUSTEREN: And David Kennedy, one of those four gentlemen joins us. Wow. Is that 0 and 4 or 4 and 0? I guess it was 0 and four both times.

DAVID KENNEDY, HACKER: Yes, definitely. It’s not looking good for the ObamaCare website right now.

VAN SUSTEREN: Why is it so vulnerable?

KENNEDY: Well, if you look at how they actually developed the web site, it was done very swiftly. When you develop a website like this you put security in the whole process so you build security into the application. And what happened here is it was kind of rushed together, pieced together and at the very shoved out the door. Unfortunately that included a lot of security exposures and vulnerabilities that we were able to research and identify.

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