Officers probe DC Well being Hyperlink breach that uncovered Hill employees knowledge

Lawmakers are calling for readability Thursday after the private data of members of Congress, their households and employees was compromised in a large-scale knowledge breach.

Home Chief Administrative Officer Catherine L. Szpindor on Wednesday knowledgeable Hill enrollees of DC Well being Hyperlink, the district’s Inexpensive Care Well being market that gives medical health insurance to members and employees, {that a} breach probably uncovered the knowledge of hundreds of planholders. Members didn’t seem like particularly focused, Szpindor mentioned in a memo to these with DC Well being Hyperlink protection.

It stays unclear precisely what number of could also be affected or what data might have been uncovered.

That knowledge was allegedly being offered on the “darkish net,” based on a subsequent letter from Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Minority Chief Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., despatched to Mila Kofman, government director of the DC Well being Profit Trade Authority, which administers {the marketplace}. 

“Our brokers are aiding the FBI with the continued investigation,” a spokesperson for the Capitol Police mentioned in a press release Thursday morning. “There’s extra work to do earlier than legislation enforcement can present extra particulars. The Home CAO will likely be offering useful data to those that could also be impacted.”

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