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Vermont Hospital Network Still Calculating Cost Of Ransomware Attack

UVM Medical Center main entrance
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UVM Medical Center is the largest hospital in the UVM Health Network

Officials at the University of Vermont Health Network still don't know the full financial impact of a cyberattack last October.
The ransomware attack affected computers at three hospitals in Vermont and three in New York. Scheduling and patient medical records were impacted and cancer patients were among those that faced delays in treatment.

It’s estimated the cyberattack cost the hospital network upwards of $63 million. WCAX-TV reports it is insured for $30 million and officials are continuing to negotiate with the insurance companies

It's unclear whether the network will ask state health care regulators to allow it to raise rates to pay for it.

The FBI is still investigating the origins of the attack.

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