The Department of Homeland Security said there have been multiple unsuccessful cyberattacks against the federal Obamacare exchange website, HealthCare.gov.
The news comes as glitches continue to plague the exchange, with federal officials saying just over 106,000 people have signed up for Affordable Care Act insurance plans, and a paltry 26,000 have done so through the federal exchange.
Roberta Stempfley, DHS' acting assistant secretary of the office of cybersecurity and communications, testified before the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday, saying, "We have had a handful of reports from the Department of Health and Human Services. A number of about 16, if my memory recalls, but I will get a specific number for you."
A DHS spokesman, Sy Lee, confirmed Friday that there have been 16 cyber attacks since the site went live.