Ransomware attack targets Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket ferries

Ransomware attack targets Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket ferries


It’s enough to make you seasick.

The ferry service for Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket was targeted in a ransomeware attack that slowed service Wednesday just days into the peak season.

Customers were unable to book tickets or change reservations online or over the phone, according to officials. Credit card payment systems used to process tickets and parking fees were also impacted.

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By Wednesday evening, Steamship Authority’s website was still not operational.

Although service was slowed, no ferries were canceled, CNN reported.

“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. As a result, customers traveling with us today may experience delays,” the Steamship Authority tweeted.

Law enforcement officials were investigating “the extent and origin of the attack,” the agency said. Officials did not disclose if there was a demand for ransom.

“The Coast Guard is working in conjunction with the Massachusetts State Police

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