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Few answers in northern medical school cyber attack

There are still more questions than answers following a cyber attack at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.

NOSM University has campuses in Greater Sudbury and Thunder Bay recently celebrated its first convocation as a standalone university.

However, the school announced May 19 that earlier that week it had fallen victim to a cyberattack.

NOSM President Sarita Verma told CTV News that the school took every precaution.

Verma said all institutions are vulnerable to these attacks.

Officials confirmed there was a potential breach of information during the attack and they are doing everything they can to get to the bottom of what happen.

"Our teams are currently working around the clock to determine the extent of the issues," said Verma.

"We really don’t know until we complete a forensic analysis, but we are ensuring that everyone is protected and we’re doing everything we can to make sure that our online system, our evaluations, our personal information, are all protected."

The school is expected to release more information this week.

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