Hackers deface a Kaiser website

A Kaiser Permanente website used by employees, physicians and potential employees was hacked July 27 by a group called "Team Faceless Men," the blog DataBreaches.net reported July 30.

The hacking group defaced the Oakland, Calif.-based healthcare company's site, healthinnovation.kp.org, by replacing its normal images and information with a black screen that read "Hacked by Dohaeragon," seemingly a nod to the fictional language on Game of Thrones.

The healthinnovation.kp.org website provides information about an internal program within the health system. It did not include any protected health information, as the site was developed and hosted outside of the health system's network, a Kaiser spokesperson told Becker's Hospital Review. Hackers were also unable to access kp.org or any other Kaiser system.

The incident was reportedly fixed within a few hours, however DataBreaches.net noted Kaiser's fix was to move the site to a different IP address.  

Kaiser told Becker's July 31 that an investigation into the incident is ongoing. The spokesperson provided the following statement:

"We have investigated and are confident that there is no risk to member or patient data confidentiality.  While still under investigation, we will be working with this vendor [who maintains healthinnovation.kp.org] to ensure appropriate levels of security going forward."

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