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HealthCare.gov hacked; personal data appears to be safe

HealthCare.gov was the victim of a hack attack earlier this summer, government officials confirmed Thursday.

The Wall Street Journal first reported the news.

An unknown individual broke into a test server for the website and uploaded "malicious software" in July. The Department of Health and Human Services uncovered the hacking last week.

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The Healthcare.gov website is displayed on laptop computers in Washington.
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The Healthcare.gov website is displayed on laptop computers in Washington.

Officials said that they have found no evidence that the hacker had access to any personal data.

"Our review indicates that the server did not contain consumer personal information; data was not transmitted outside the agency, and the website was not specifically targeted," the Department of Health and Human Services said in a written statement Thursday. "We have taken measures to further strengthen security."

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Politicians will likely hold up the hacking as another flaw in the health law.

This is not the first time a computer server associated with the Affordable Care Act implementation has been hacked: In July,National Review Online reported that the Vermont health exchange's development server suffered a similar attack.

—By CNBC staff. Reuters contributed.

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