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A cyberattack on the University of Vermont Medical Center has actually displaced hundreds of employees who are unable to perform their regular jobs while IT networks are down, according to a report from the local paper Seven Day.
1. The Burlington, Vt.-based medical facility took computer systems offline on Oct. 28 after a cyber breach. Employees who were unable to perform their job functions were told to go house, according to the report.
2. Around 300 staff members of the medical facility were either re-assigned or furloughed, COO Stephen Leffler, MD, said during a press conference on Nov. 6. He informed journalism about 130 employees were given momentary tasks.
3. The employees not reassigned were furloughed and asked to utilize their paid time off for settlement while the health centers IT team works to restore the computer system systems.
4. Dr. Leffler said it might be “days” before the IT systems are fully brought back, and the medical facility wants to encourage workers to take short-lived reassignments.
5. On Nov. 7, University of Vermont Health Network released a declaration that it made substantial over night progress to bring elements of its IT system back online. The IT group acquired access to client schedules for all network healthcare facilities and established a plan to make sure cancer clients will receive treatment.
6. UVM Health brought in the Vermont National Guards cybersecurity team on Nov. 4 to aid in the healing efforts. The Nov. 7 declaration said the National Guard group would continue reviewing end-user computer systems and gadgets to ensure they are malware-free over the coming week.
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Employees who were not able to perform their job functions were told to go house, according to the report.
Around 300 workers of the health center were either re-assigned or furloughed, COO Stephen Leffler, MD, stated during a press conference on Nov. 6. On Nov. 7, University of Vermont Health Network released a declaration that it made significant overnight progress to bring parts of its IT system back online. The IT team gained access to patient schedules for all network hospitals and established a strategy to ensure cancer clients will get treatment.