Ransomware Attack Hits Martha’s Vineyard Ferry Service

Operations delayed between mainland Massachusetts and Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket

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BOSTON—Ferry service between mainland Massachusetts and the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket was slowed Wednesday by a ransomware cyberattack, officials said.

“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 said on its official Twitter account.

香蕉视频苹果下载“A team of IT professionals is currently assessing the impact of the attack. Additional information will be provided upon completion of the initial assessment,” the state agency said.

Several major U.S. companies have been victims of cyberattacks recently.

JBS Foods, a major meat processing company, said this week it had been affected by a cyberattack that shut down processing plants in North America and Australia.

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