Steamship Authority hit by ransomware attack

Tony Fay reports:

Passengers going to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard via the Steamship Authority may have to deal with possible delays Wednesday, due to a ransomware attack.

The ferry service posted on their official Twitter account Wednesday that the attack is affecting their operations, and that a team of IT professionals is currently working to assess the impact of the attack. More information is expected to be released once that initial assessment is completed.

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The disruption was announced on the service’s Twitter account:

The service’s web site remains unavailable at the time of this posting. An earlier “Sorry About That” notice, below, has since been replaced by a message on another domain that they have redirected to. The current notice reads, “The Steamship Authority’s website is currently unavailable. We are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience.”

Notice on Site

The service has not indicated the type of ransomware involved or the amount of any ransom demand.

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