At least 17 House members and hundreds of congressional staffers were affected by the DC Health Link data breach that was first reported on March 8, a spokesperson for the House Committee on House Administration confirmed to The Epoch Times on March 15.
Governed by Washington’s Health Benefit Exchange Authority, DC Health Link is the health insurance marketplace for residents of the district. The affected members of Congress, whose names have not been released, were among 56,415 total enrollees who had their personal identifiable information exposed on a public forum.
“Last week, it was discovered that a breach of data from DC Health Link included the personal identifiable information (PII) of several members, senators, staff, and their families,” noted Rep. Bryan Steil (R-Wis.), chairman of the Committee on House Administration, in a March 14 statement. “Immediately after learning of the breach, congressional leadership responded with a strong, nonpartisan response to ensure accountability and security. As a result, the DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority will provide credit monitoring to all members.”
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