The attack was carried out with the help of a ransomware program.

The ferry service authority in Massachusetts was attacked by a hacker using malicious software used for extortion. This was reported on Wednesday on the institution’s Twitter page.

As noted in the statement, the management “was attacked with the help of a ransomware program.” In this regard, the work of the institution is difficult, ferries may be delayed.

“A group of information technology specialists is currently assessing the damage caused by the attack,” the department said. The site is currently loading very slowly, some elements are not working.