McAfee on Obamacare Exchanges: 'What Idiot Put this System Out There?'

October 4, 2013 - 1:51 PM

An Obamacare exchange site has been hacked. And, there may be more to come.

John McAfee, founder of McAfee,Inc., noted on Your World with Neil Cavuto on October 2 that the exchanges' health care sign-up system is a "hacker's wet dream."

He noted that any person could set up a fake site, make it look "competitive," and - because it's health care - these hackers can ask very personal questions.

An old woman can have her life savings wiped out and "This is going to happen millions of time," McAfee warned.

Avik Roy at Forbes also predicted massive identity fraud from the "data hub" used by exchanges "to determine eligibility for exchange subsidies and mandate penalties."

And, as the PressHerald notes, the administration had fair warning, but ignored it:

"It's not as if nobody warned them. Just three months ago, the congressional Government Accountability Office said a smooth and timely rollout could not be guaranteed because the online system was still getting finishing touches and had not been fully tested.

"The Obama administration shrugged off the evaluation."