Massachusetts Steamship Authority Targeted in Cyberattack

Massachusetts Steamship Authority Targeted in Cyberattack

The Massachusetts Steamship Authority was hit by a cyberattack on Wednesday, which took its website offline and caused delays for ferry travelers.

“The Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority has been the target of a ransomware attack that is affecting operations as of Wednesday morning,” the Steamship Authority said in a statement. “As a result, customers traveling with us today may experience delays.”

“A team of IT professionals is currently assessing the impact of the attack,” the Steamship Authority added. “Additional information will be provided upon completion of the initial assessment.”

The incident is the latest cyberattack to impact operations in the United States.

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This week, a cyberattack on JBS SA, the largest meat producer in the world, caused the shutdown of all the company’s U.S. beef plants, causing around 20 percent of the country’s beef capacity to be “wiped out,” according to Bloomberg News.

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