A ransomware attack on the Steamship Authority of Massachusetts hampered operations Wednesday morning.
The largest ferry service to the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, the Steamship Authority issued a statement warning that traveling customers may be delayed as a result.
“The Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority was the target of a ransomware attack early Wednesday, June 2, 2021,” the company said. “The Authority continues to work internally, as well as with federal, state and local authorities, to determine the extent and origin of the attack.”
A “team of IT professionals” is working to assess the impact of the cyber attack, according to the authority.
New York (CNN Business)A ransomware attack has disrupted ferry services in Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.
The region’s Steamship Authority announced Wednesday on Twitter that it has “been the target of a ransomware attack that is affecting operations” and said passengers might experience service delays.
No ferries have been canceled, however, which is good news for travelers during the busy summer travel season. The company said “a team of IT professionals is currently assessing the impact of the attack” and that it would provide more information after the team makes its initial assessment.