Data Breach at Air Canada Involved Employee Information

September 26, 2023


Canada’s largest airline announced a data breach this week that involved the information of employees, but said its operations and customer data was not impacted. “An unauthorized group briefly obtained limited access to an internal Air Canada system related to limited personal information of some employees and certain records. 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. All our systems are fully operational.”
The company added that it worked with cybersecurity experts to further lockdown its systems following the incident. (The announcement came on the same day that a cyberattack suspected to be carried out by a pro-Russia hacking group reportedly resulted in widespread service disruptions at several Canadian airports.)

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Incident Date

September 21, 2023



Estimated Cost

No cost values disclosed.


Type of Malware

No Malware identified