30 Jul Canadian Airline WestJet Reports Breach of Rewards Members’ Data
Canada — Last Friday, WestJet issued a statement on the data leak involving the profile information of passengers enrolled in their Rewards membership program.
The Calgary-based airline noted that the details that were exposed online did not involved banking data or credit card numbers. Despite these findings, they still went ahead and notified the federal privacy commissioner and the information and privacy commissioner of Alberta.
WestJet executive VP Craig Maccubbin stated that they take the safety and privacy of their customers’ data seriously, assuring them that they are working immediately to address the issue. They also employed the necessary protocols to safeguard their systems.
The statement also did not mention the number of Rewards guests affected, or the nature of the data which was breached from the airline’s network.
To date, WestJet is currently in touch with the Calgary RCMP cybercrime department for investigation, and is reaching out to affected guests about the breach.
Source: CBC News