Patients of a Vermont Hospital Are Left ‘in the Dark’ After a Cyberattack


The University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vt., was the victim of a cyberattack in late October. 

A wave of damaging attacks on hospitals upended the lives of patients with cancer and other ailments. “I have no idea what to do,” one said.

At lunchtime on Oct. 28, Colleen Cargill was in the cancer center at the University of Vermont Medical Center, preparing patients for their chemotherapy infusions. A new patient will sometimes be teary and frightened, but the nurses try to make it welcoming, offering trail mix and a warm blanket, a seat with a view of a garden.

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