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Air Canada Employee Data Breached by Unauthorized Group in Cyberattack

Air Canada has confirmed that it was the victim of a cyberattack that compromised the personal data of some of its employees. The airline said that it detected unauthorized access to its internal system on September 18, 2023, and immediately took steps to contain and investigate the incident.

According to Air Canada, the cyberattack affected about 20,000 employees, or 10% of its workforce. The data that was breached included names, employee numbers, email addresses, phone numbers, and passwords. The airline said that no customer data or financial information was involved in the breach.

Air Canada said that it has notified the affected employees and advised them to change their passwords and monitor their accounts for any suspicious activity. The airline also said that it has reported the incident to the relevant authorities and is cooperating with them to identify the source and extent of the attack.

The airline did not disclose the identity or motive of the unauthorized group behind the cyberattack, but said that it is taking measures to enhance its security and prevent any future incidents. Air Canada apologized to its employees for any inconvenience or concern caused by the breach.

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