Thousands Of Air Canada Passengers Have Been Affected By A Data Hack, Here's What You Need To Know
Air Canada is the latest Canadian company to fall victim to a hack, with thousands being affected.
When you’re travelling by air, there's a lot of personal information you have to provide before you get your plane ticket.
Things like your name, address and credit card number are all standard information you’ll need to give up in order to get your ticket.
So if you’re someone who uses Air Canada on a regular basis, it's important for you to know that the company has just been affected by a hack.
According to the company, around 20,000 people who use the Air Canada app may have had their data “improperly accessed."
Air Canada sent out an email saying that it had, “recently detected unusual log-in behaviour with Air Canada's mobile App between August 22 and 24, 2018.”
Around 1.7 million people have downloaded the Air Canada app. The company says that most were unaffected, but thousands of people’s data may have been accessed regardless.
There have been no reports of any further improper log-in activity since the company noticed the issue last Friday.
The airline has locked down all mobile accounts and users of the app are being asked to do some pretty standard security updates, such as resetting their passwords.
Air Canada is currently in the process of reaching out to the 20,000 people whose accounts may have been hacked.