On January 31, 2023, ChristianaCare experienced a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on its main public website, christianacare.org, consistent with other incidents reported this week impacting health care organizations around the world.
A DDoS attack is a malicious attempt to disrupt the normal traffic of a website by overwhelming it with a flood of internet traffic.
Our information technology team worked quickly to resolve the situation, and normal website service was restored within several hours.
The DDoS attack only impacted the ability for people to access ChristianaCare’s public website. There was no disruption to any other IT systems, and there was no impact to data security. Our hospital and health care services remained fully functional and operated normally throughout the incident.