Security News > 2024 > January > Toronto Zoo: Ransomware attack had no impact on animal wellbeing
Toronto Zoo, the largest zoo in Canada, says that a ransomware attack that hit its systems on early Friday had no impact on the animals, its website, or its day-to-day operations.
"Currently, our animal wellbeing, care and support systems have not been impacted by this incident and we are continuing with normal Zoo operations including being open to guests," it said.
The incident has been reported to the Toronto Police Service, the city's municipal police force, and the zoo is now working with third-party cyber security experts and the City of Toronto's Chief Information Security Office to determine the extent of the damage.
"If anyone is trying to contact the Zoo over the next several days we ask for your patience as we will endeavour to respond in a timely manner but response times may be impacted," the zoo added.
Toronto Public Library was also hit by a Black Basta ransomware attack on October 27.
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