Air Canada Says Hackers Accessed Limited Employee Records During Cyberattack
Canada’s largest airline announced a data breach this week that involved the information of employees, but said its operations and customer data were not impacted. Air Canada, one of the world’s oldest airlines running more than 1,300 flights a day, released a statement on Wednesday explaining a recent data breach. The company did not respond to requests for comment about when the attack occurred and whether it was a byproduct of a ransomware attack. “An unauthorized group briefly obtained limited access to an internal Air Canada system related to limited personal information of some employees and certain records. We can confirm that our flight operations systems and customer facing systems were not affected,” the company said. “No customer information was accessed. We have contacted parties whose information has been involved as appropriate, as well as the relevant authorities. We can also confirm all our systems are fully operational.” The company added that it worked with cybersecurity experts to further lockdown its systems following the incident.