(Montreal) Air Canada says an unauthorized group briefly hacked into an internal system linked to the personal information and records of some employees.
The airline said in a statement on Wednesday that no customer information was accessed during the cyberattack.
The Montreal-based company says its flight operations systems and public platforms were not affected.
Air Canada says it has contacted the people whose information was involved and notified the relevant authorities.
With all systems now fully operational, Air Canada said it has implemented new safety improvements to prevent future accidents.
The company is the latest to fall victim to an endless string of cyberattacks that have hit Canadian companies, from Suncor Energy to grocery giant Empire, so far this year.
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada said it received a report of the breach from Air Canada and is reviewing it to determine next steps.
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