Air Canada has revealed that the threat actors had access to the personal information of some employees during a recent cyberattack.
It also stated that flight operations systems and customer facing systems were impacted by the cybersattack.
As per the official statement, “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. No customer information was accessed.”
The company said it had contacted parties whose information has been involved as appropriate, as well as the relevant authorities.
The carrier confirmed that its systems are fully operational, it also announced it has implemented further security measures with the help of leading global cyber security experts.
The airline did not share details about the attack. No one until now has claimed responsibility for the cyber attack.
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