U.S. CMS says 75,000 individuals’ files accessed in data breach


(Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said on Friday it was responding to a data breach that exposed the files of about 75,000 individuals.

FILE PHOTO: A photo illustration shows a USB device being plugged into a laptop computer in Berlin July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo

The agency said it detected anomalous activity in the Federally Facilitated Exchange’s (FFE) Direct Enrollment pathway for agents and brokers.

The number of files accessed in the breach represented a small fraction of consumer records present on the FFE, the CMS said.

Reporting by Uday Sampath in Bengaluru; Editing by Sai Sachin Ravikumar

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