8/14/20 – Zoo Donor Info May Have Been Stolen

John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids is home to multiple exhibits featuring animals of all regions of the world. Photo courtesy of John Ball Zoo Facebook page. August, 2020.

Some donor information may have been stolen during an attempted ransomware attack against databases for the John Ball Zoo.  Zoo leaders sent out a letter to donors advising them of the breach earlier this spring.  While no banking formation appears to have been accessed, donor names, addresses, and donations to the zoo may have been compromised.  Donors are being advised to watch to see if their information is being misused.