I can't understand it with my mind. Canada's largest zoo attacked by hackers

I can't understand with my mind. Canada's largest zoo attacked by hackers

January 11, 02:02 Share:

Toronto Zoo hit by cyber attack (Photo: Toronto Zoo)

Canada's largest zoo, located in Toronto, suffered from cybercriminals. The motives of the attackers are being established.

Signs of a ransomware attack were first discovered on Friday, January 5. Zoo officials are said to have taken immediate action to determine the extent of the incident.. The zoo is currently working with Toronto's CISO and third-party cybersecurity experts..

“We are investigating the impact, if any, on our guests, members and donors. We can confirm that we do not store any credit card information. As soon as we receive more information, we will distribute it. At this time, this incident has not impacted our animal welfare, care and support systems and we are continuing normal zoo operations, including open access to guests. This will not impact the zoo's website,” Toronto Zoo said.

This is not the first incident of a cyber attack on a zoo.. Last year, ZooTampa in Florida, USA, was hit, and in 2022, the Louisville Zoo in Kentucky was attacked. These attacks were likely aimed at stealing visitors' personal information. And in 2015, two dozen zoos in the United States faced a coordinated attack aimed at stealing patrons' credit and debit card information.

In June 2023, the Canadian Cyber Security Center warned that Russian hackers could carry out a cyber attack on the country's oil and gas sector, given its active support for Ukraine.

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