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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Healthcare.gov Suffered from DDoS Attack?

Healthcare.gov Suffered from DDoS Attack?

Healthcare.gov Suffered from DDoS Attack?

Added: Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
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Media reports speculate that the troubled Healthcare.gov website might have been hit by DDoS attack. Despite huge amounts of money spent on the website, it seems to remain plagued with problems since its launching on October 1st.


Recently security software provider Arbor Networks admitted there were rumors of a new DDoS attack crashing the US Internet healthcare exchange website, but had no idea why anyone would say that.

Well, a DDoS attack is supposed to be the sort of thing that the security experts were expecting and having lots of defenses in place to stop it. However, the company isn’t even sure that the attack is actually happening. The experts admitted that the attack in question was “unlikely to succeed in affecting the availability of the website”. Finally, the experts had recently found one tool designed to overload the webpage. It was written in Delphi and performed layer seven requests to get the healthcare.gov. It alternated between requesting https://www.healthcare.gov and https://www.healthcare.gov/contact-us, but the security specialists claimed that it was unlikely to work.

A research manager for Arbor Security believes that there were political motivations behind making the website appear under DDoS attack. They have seen website specific DDoS tools in the past related to topics of social or political interest. This application continues a trend the company is seeing with DDoS attacks being used as a means of retaliation against a policy, legal rulings or government actions.

Taking into account that Healthcare.gov might be just crashing anyway, it may happen so that those who want to see the whole Obama care are stirring up FUD that a DDoS attack will steal their information.

November 13th,2013

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Date:  Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Comments (13) (please add your comment »)

posted by Blocked (2013-11-13 21:18:07)
majordik avatarHa Ha we fu u, chop chop we no ddos u...

posted by Turtle (2013-11-13 22:40:31)
Warwicked avatarTitle should read: Tea Party launches DDoS attack on Healthcare.gov?

posted by (2013-11-14 02:22:37)
zemetrius avatarlot of people (in and out of the US) would like to see it have troubles and fail, blaming the Tea Party is too easy an out when looking to place blame.

posted by Turtle (2013-11-14 04:07:33)
No avatarFinding scapegoats will totally fix obamacare... just like using Bush a scapegoat totally fixed Obama's pro-war, pro-drones, pro-cannabis-prohibition, pro-NDAA, pro-fascist policies.

posted by Blocked (2013-11-14 12:41:22)

posted by (2013-11-14 16:05:58)
dovahkin avatarIsn't that for health care purpose?
I am not from US but I hope all in need with this health care program didn't suffer as the consequence.

posted by ET loverSuperman (2013-11-14 22:35:11)
tonymengela avatarLook people This is NOT a health care act that gives people actual insurance for free. It is a tax that forces people to PURCHASE healthcare and in the process has raised the insurance of millions of people by almost 300 a month and in some cases more! If you cannot afford when you are signed on you have to take the "free" option you give up your tax refunds to pay for it and are given a $2500 deductible. This entire Obamacare is nothing more than force insurance extortion scheme made legal. I for one will not be part of it

posted by (2013-11-15 07:41:39)
alchemy316 avatar@7 agree its a sham this guys pushing an agenda that not in the worlds best interest this is just the point people are not happy with him or this crap

posted by (2013-11-15 09:16:39)
DMK1111 avatar#7 & #8 r right on. Everything is such a scam...We need legal reform and insurance reform here in the US. Our legal system is a joke. I live in TX. we have a county her right outside of Austin that is super tough on crime. The DA for this county manipulated a trial where he sent a guy to prison for 25 years knowing he framed him and that he was innocent of the crime... He was just sentenced... He got 10 days in jail and a $500.00 dollar fine. He lost his license to practice law so I look for him to start his political career soon. I'm sure he will get elected IF he runs as a democrat!!!

posted by ET loverSuperman (2013-11-15 12:37:10)
tonymengela avatar@9 I know the case and there are so many like it, but lets not just look to one party, they are both the same. We will never get rid of corrupt politicians the way the system works today, the people must demand the dismantling of the LOBBYIST system, these charity diners whose goal is to get them together and sponsor the criminals in the first place. They should be scrutinized just like any other person does to get a job, and not only when they take their oath of office. They should have to pass a test on the constitution and the bill of rights! They should also pass a test for the areas they represent. But people just don't care anymore as long as they get handouts, but when the USA has more people on welfare than there are people with full time jobs, then crisis has no choice but to strike out. When we have leaders who encourage our jobs to be shipped to other countries so slave labor can do it instead of the people who should be getting paid to do it, we have a problem, when we let millions of people cross the borders illegally and then just let them stay and give them welfare, we have a problem. When we have 86 armed conflicts going on around the globe and killing people with drones not only is it a problem but it takes our honor. We give Israel enough support that every one of their citizens benefits with $86 a day! That alone tells me that our leaders DO NOT run this country! seriously its time to clean house, but I am not really sure it can be done. At this point in the world the ability of organized trade of good and services physical and digital and the ability to deliver them to the people is an awesome thing! The power of that alone is the world changer, Governments are needed less and less as technology increases and this is why they seek to regulate and control it. This is why they force these "healthcare" and "welfare" on to the people, these governments DO NOT want to help you but control you so they don't lose their own necessity. To enjoy the life we have today, we DO need these corporations, after all they DO organize the comforts of your life. But what is stealing from you, think about it. It is hidden taxes, direct taxes, made up fake wars like, the war on drugs, the war on terror, the war on poverty, war war war, WHEN has a war ever helped anyone, all they do is exterminate one thinking system and incorporate another, but the remnants of the old system stay like "for profit" so it stays corrupt. This is why socialism, communism, crony capitalism, all fail. They are all for profit systems that's primary goal is gain to the individuals not the people as a whole, some will say that's what communism is supposed to do, but is does not because it forms a hierarchy that gives control by corrupt people. People if you would just stop competing over failed ideas and really search for cures, everyone of the people on this earth would be helped in a positive way

posted by Blocked (2013-11-16 09:24:09)
majordik avatarDems, repubs, independents, blah, blah, blah..
They are all of one political party; just factions of that same party..

This movie put out in 1992 with Eddy Murphy in it.
The Distinguished Gentleman

Is meant as a "comedy"; BUT it sure as heck shows what is going on in DC and else where.

posted by Blocked (2013-11-17 19:59:37)
No avatarThank you very much

posted by Turtle (2013-11-18 09:54:18)
No avatar@7, who said it is free health care? Even the dumbest of the dumb americans must realize that there is no free lunch. What it does however, is give people the opportunity, to acquire health care, in the form of a national health insurance. Do you think health insurance in Germany, Sweden, The UK or elsewhere is free? No, it is not. Employees and employers pay into a health care insurance system and the unemployed get 'free' health care, paid for by contributions they made earlier in their working life and by the employed contributors to the system. I almost called it a socialist welfare system, but could bite my tounge just in time.

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