SSA Website Slows on Opening Day for Vineyard Route

After vowing that Tuesday’s online opening for auto reservations for the Martha’s Vineyard route would run more smoothly than the chaotic Nantucket opening day, the results did not bear out the promise.

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Steamship Authority Looks to Shore Up Online Reservation Issues

Next Tuesday will be different. That was the pledge from the Steamship Authority this week after a series of website problems marred the opening day for online summer reservations on the Nantucket route.

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Advance Reservations Break Records on Opening Day

Thousands of people logged onto the Steamship Authority website hours before dawn Tuesday, breaking records on the opening day of summer ferry reservations.

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Ransomware Attack Cripples SSA IT Systems

The Steamship Authority was hit with a debilitating ransomware attack early Wednesday that reverberated across operations, crashing the website, halting vehicle reservations and crippling internal communication systems.

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Tisbury Website Input Sought

Tisbury's computer committee is gathering survey responses to identify weaknesses in the town website and begin redesigning it.

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Edgartown Launches New Website, Opens Oyster Season

Edgartown went to the sea and the cloud on Monday, launching a new website and setting dates for the commercial oyster season at its selectmen’s meeting.

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Gazette Website Wins Prestigious EPPY Award

The Vineyard Gazette’s website, vineyardgazette.com, won a national EPPY award on Tuesday for excellence in digital media. The site was named best newspaper site under 1 million unique monthly visitors.

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SSA Website Crash Irks Customers Seeking Summer Reservations
Louisa Hufstader

Groundhog Day came early for Steamship Authority customers seeking summer reservations for automobiles. The boat line website crashed at 5 a.m. Tuesday.

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Russia and Ukraine Bots Target Gazette Website

An unexplained surge of traffic to Vineyard Gazette websites Tuesday caused vineyardgazette.com to go down briefly just after noon and remain slow for several hours.

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Boatline General Manager Apologizes for Website Crash
Louisa Hufstader

Bob Davis publicly apologized Tuesday for last week’s crash of the Steamship Authority online reservation system on the first day of 2018 bookings.

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