University of Vermont Medical Center Cyber Attack

The Vermont Hospital cyber attack impacts patients.




University of Vermont Medical Center effected by another Cyber Attack on our healthcare system.


With the Covid-19 pandemic in full swing and cases on the rise throughout the United States, a Vermont hospital is being impacted by cyber attacks effected patients and staff. As reported by the NYT, healthcare institutions are a primary focus on cyber security breaches and ransomware attacks that have a direct relationship to vaccine trials.


As the U.S. President Donald Trump fires the countries U.S. Director of CISA, news outlets have reported several attacks to important infrastructure and healthcare systems. In the recent report, a nurse from hospitals cancer center referenced loss of access to the electronic medical records system while with a patient.


The FBI is currently investigating the attacks and in October 2020 released information showing possible "credible threats" according to reports.