Bill Gertz, the Senior Editor of Washington Free Beacon and columnist for the Washington Times has reported that American Intelligence agencies are putting pressure on the Obama administration to inspect its healthcare network for malware after catching wind of the fact that web developers linked to the notoriously anti-U.S Belarusian government.
“The U.S. Affordable Care Act software was written in part in Belarus by software developers under state control, and that makes the software a potential target for cyber attacks,” an official said.
Officials suspect that Belarus, which is a former Soviet Union Republic that is closely allied with Russia, may have inserted malicious code that could lead to a future cyber attack. Such an attack would be devastating since this software links to over a million Americans and over 300 medical institutions and health care providers.
The combination of Belarus’ anti-U.S stance and its close ties with Russia make for the perfect recipe for disaster. Security officials have urged the Department of Health and Human Services to immediately inspect the network software for malicious code.