Wait, what?

https://twitter.com/MelissaQuinn97/status/398112137878315008

That’s right. In testimony before the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday morning, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that they knew about the security risks in August. Shorter Sebelius?

“Whatever.

https://twitter.com/JuddPDeere/status/398112346830168064

https://twitter.com/seanagnew/status/398112278987284481

https://twitter.com/zhanover/status/398112346935402496

Double whatever.

https://twitter.com/pjsconsv1/status/398112830991261696

https://twitter.com/jessicameyers/status/398114626769928193

Oh well then. Case closed.

This Twitter user nutshells it:

https://twitter.com/He_Has_Failed/status/398113279735648256

Related:

Healthcare.gov security lapse? Contact info of Obamacare navigators downloadable; Update: Information was already public?

#Whatever: Sebelius’ sneering dismissal of hurting Americans sparks hashtag 

  • Mister A

    Why worry about security when you’ve got an agenda to stick to?

    • Creel Otters

      Bingo.

      And why would anyone in the executive branch care about possible identity theft – they don’t have to use the website, now do they?

  • capisce

    If someone else likes your identity, they can keep it.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      And who knows how long it will take for you to recover?

  • Andrew King

    I have to imagine that healthcare.gov is a hackers dream since Oct. 1st and a high percentage of people who signed up on it have had their info stolen

    • MarcusFenix

      I’m genuinely surprised that Anonymous or Lulzsec haven’t done so and publicly proclaimed it. Kind of waiting for that, it’s a soft target.

      -Edit- Yes, i know lulzsec isn’t “technically” still up and going, but was using it as an example. Also…as of this year, they’re still finding people who are affiliated and arresting them, so they’re not totally gone just yet.

      • Andrew King

        Aye, you would think that it would of been a great opportunity to embarrass the government by a group such as those mentioned.
        Speaking of that, how stupid is it for this Admin to even take that kind of a chance considering what some of these groups can do with a laptop and an internet connection?

        • MarcusFenix

          Honestly, I think they took the chance because of pressure to get something…anything…out there to push an agenda. I don’t think they cared whether it was secure or not, because who cares about secure when you can just direct law enforcement to clean it up after?

          I’m not unconvinced that it hasn’t been hacked, but people like LulzSec were grey hats. Anon…they’re so loosely connected and with so many different agendas, it’s hard to know what they will or would do in any given situation. I would believe, however, that a federal site with plenty of personal information and now publicly being on file as being insecure in some way, is going to attract attention…and not the kind the admins of the site want.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    “Ob”-la-di “Ob”-la-da,
    Life goes on, bruh!
    La la, how that life goes on…

  • JustLikeAnimals

    Healthcare.gov website meets government security standards? So did the US Consulate in Benghazi, and we know all too well how that turned out!

    • The Penguin, Don’t talk shit

      Didn’t see your comment until after I finished typing mine. My bad.

  • The Penguin, Don’t talk shit

    Hmm. Refusing to address the security risks. I wonder what was so much more important in Benghazi, that acknowledging those security risks, wasn’t taken seriously either? Seems to be a trend with this administration.

  • nc ✓s & balances

    I’m just a little old Low Information Tech User. I have operated computers for years but don’t know the first thing about programming. So someone please tell me why couldn’t they have designed the site with hypothetical categories that you could plug in without any personal ID (age, location, income range, etc) so anyone could “shop” (what a joke, but I digress) and see what was available to them?

    These security holes may be the scariest part of all this mess. Who knows how far reaching the damage already is?

    • HeavyMetalPolkaMonkey

      Aside from probably having 15-20 project managers for every 1 developer, half-a$$d UI development, hiring the kid who adds toner to the copier to handle the database architecture, and management focused largely on fiefdom building rather than actual results, they were trying to keep the actual plan expenses hidden. They probably figured that bugs aside, the system would work on day one and they wanted to collect an individual’s information before they realized they were screwed, leaving them no place to go but forward. Instead the whole debacle allowed time for the public to see poor implementation, cancellations, and stun-gun absurd damage control as the administration struggled to get their stories straight and select possible scapegoats.

    • Jay Stevens

      ” So someone please tell me why couldn’t they have designed the site …”

      They did. But one of the last minute changes that the government insisted on make sure you had to enter all of your data before you could shop.

  • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

    It’s not a glitch, it is a feature. Now OFA can just take directly from your bank accounts instead of asking.

  • arttie

    It is a great attitude the Administration has, “the citizens be damned.”

  • Guest

    Shorter Sebelius: Here’s my explanation: A lot of meaningless words describing nothing and BTW how dare you ask me that question.

  • neoface

    Sebelius has really thick skin!!!! Maybe she is missing shame part of feeling.

  • GadsdenJazz

    Not only did Unserious Sebelius know about the security issues, the Temporary Authority to Operate Certificate under which the website is now operating violates standard government web security protocol. The website is operating in direct contradiction to established executive branch policy: http://bit.ly/1b68RpF

  • puca58

    She doesn’t care about the proletariat. This administration holds her up as the epitome of the death panelist. She is a soulless, despicable wad of protoplasm.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    “No one suggested the [security] risks outweighed the importance of moving forward”

    Sure is an amazing coincidence that the people who were hellbent on moving forward are also exempted from this nonsense, huh? 😐

  • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

    So only at this point, after the car has gone flying off the cliff with all of us buckled in, do Obama and his cronies turn to us and say “Yeah, we knew this was gonna happen the entire time. Thanks for paying for the gas money tho!”

  • DwellsInFire

    I wish Anonymous would hack into healthcare.gov and disable it for good. Where are they when you need them?