BWI, MI—While thousands of Americans have been forced to evacuate their homes due to the coronavirus pandemic, the BWI funeral home that was home to many of them has been the victim of a massive cyberattack.
The BWI Funeral Home was hit by the massive hack at 10:23 p.m.
EDT Monday, according to a statement from the funeral home’s website.
The cyberattack, which began at 10 p.t.
Monday and affected the company’s online ticketing system, was quickly detected by employees and a team of investigators began working to identify and mitigate the problem.
“We have been working tirelessly to make sure our team is safe and secure, but we must stress that we are still working with the FBI to determine the full extent of the breach,” the funeral homes statement read.
“We have not been able to determine whether any information is personally identifiable.”
The BWB funeral home is located on the border between the states of Michigan and Wisconsin, a border that has been a hotspot for the coronaval virus since the beginning of the pandemic.
It’s a location that has served as a hub for the country’s coronaviral response, with hospitals across the country reporting a sharp spike in infections over the past few weeks.
More than a thousand people have died as a result of the coronAV-19 pandemic in the United States, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
That figure includes nearly 300 people who died from the virus in BWI alone.
The funeral home was one of the first to take precautions and quickly shut down its ticketing systems on Monday.
The funeral home did not respond to a request for comment by press time.