The hack caused problems with public computers, printers, and certain internet services.
The administration of the Boston Public Library declared a cyberattack that resulted in a large-scale breakdown of the computer network and a number of digital activities.
After the Library of Congress and the New York Public Library, the Boston Public Library is the ancient library in the United States and is one of the biggest public libraries in the nation.
According to the administration, the event occurred on Wednesday, August 25th, in the morning. The hack caused problems with public computers, printers, and certain internet services.
The compromised systems were promptly shut down, and the administration made efforts to isolate the problem. There is currently no indication of a sensitive information breach from workers or sponsors. The event is still being investigated.
The administration’s declaration makes no mention of the nature of the attack. In a letter to employees, Boston Public Library president David Leonard stated that the problem was not the result of employee carelessness or error. He also mentioned that certain data might be irretrievably lost as a result of a cyberattack.