Online Transportation Information Widely Disrupted at WSDOT

December 12, 2023


A cybersecurity incident on Tuesday has made key parts, including real-time information, of the transportation department’s website inaccessible, causing major disruptions. While some services have been restored, maps and permits are still down.

While the department's basic website and app are still accessible, most real-time information is not. As a result, the outage has caused major disruptions for anyone trying to track the chronically late ferries or navigate mountain passes as winter approaches. Statewide traffic cameras were restored Thursday morning, but the state's travel map, mobile app, ferry vessel watch and online freight permits remain out of service.

Incident Date

November 7, 2023

Estimated Cost

3 days of website outage

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified