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This week, The Steamship Authority of Massachusetts is asking travelers to bring cash for tickets and parking as the ferry service continues trying to recover from a ransomware attack. Customers were unable to book or change reservations online or by phone for the largest ferry service to the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket after the cyber attack occurred.
“There is no impact to the safety of vessel operations, as the issue does not affect radar or GPS functionality,” the Authority said in a statement.
The FBI is now taking the lead on the investigation, working in conjunction with the Coast Guard and the Massachusetts State Police Cyber Security Unit, Coast Guard First District Petty Officer Amanda Wyrick told the Cape Cod Times.
This joins more and more cyber incidents where the FBI is taking the lead on the investigation as the US is starting to realize and understand that such cyber attacks are not done only for financial reasons but also in order to cause chaos and disrupt the daily lives of citizens. Ransomware attacks have become a national threat against the USA and we can see that each week the USA is starting to take more and more severe measures in order to deal with it.
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