Hackers accessed data on some American Airlines customers

FILE - Two American Airlines Boeing 737s are shown at the gate, Thursday, July 7, 2022, at the...
FILE - Two American Airlines Boeing 737s are shown at the gate, Thursday, July 7, 2022, at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Hackers gained access to personal information of some customers and employees at American Airlines. The airline said Tuesday, Sept. 20, that information on a “very small number” of people was compromised after a phishing attack that breached some employee email accounts. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)(Wilfredo Lee | AP)
Published: Sep. 20, 2022 at 11:14 AM CDT
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DALLAS (AP) — Hackers gained access to personal information of some customers and employees at American Airlines.

The airline said Tuesday that information on a “very small number” of people was compromised after a phishing attack that breached some employee email accounts. American Airlines says it has indication that the attackers have misused any of the personal information. It won’t say how many people’s information was compromised by the attack.

American says it is putting additional safeguards in place to prevent similar breaches in the future.

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