May 26, 2022

SINGAPORE – Khoo Teck Puat Hospital has filed a police report after noticing a fraudulent website mimicking its own.

In a Facebook post on Wednesday (Feb 23), the hospital in Yishun said it has contacted the domain host to initiate a takedown of the fraudulent website.

“All Singapore Internet service providers have blocked access to the website and our checks confirm that the website is no longer accessible,” the post said.

Responding to queries from The Straits Times, the hospital’s IT director Liew Phey Bong said the fake website was discovered on Monday by the Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS), which is the hospital’s healthcare IT partner. A cyber incident response team was immediately set up.

The hospital has been unable to determine the purpose of the fake website and how long it has been active, said Mr Liew. He added that the fraudulent site contained fields for names, email addresses, and phone numbers.

So far there has been no indication that any member of the public or patients of the hospital had submitted personal information to the fake website, he noted.

A police report was made on Monday night, and major telcos had blocked access to the website by Tuesday morning. The hospital is currently working with IHiS and the authorities to take down the fake website, which is hosted overseas, said Mr Liew.

The hospital’s official website is ktph.com.sg.

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