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American Airlines says data breach hits few customers, employees

American Airlines says data breach hits small number of customers, employees Reuters. FILE PHOTO: American Airlines flight 718, the initial U.S. Boeing 737 MAX commercial flight since regulators lifted a 20-month grounding in November, will take off from Miami, Florida, U.S. December 29, 2020. REUTERS/Marco Bello

(Reuters) -American Airlines Inc said on Tuesday that hackers gained usage of private information of a small amount of customers and employees by way of a phishing campaign.

The airline said it had no evidence that any personal data was misused.

Shares of the business pared gains to trade down 1%.

“American Airlines (NASDAQ:) knows a phishing campaign that resulted in the unauthorized usage of a limited amount of team member mailboxes,” the carrier said in a statement.

The airline added it had been implementing additional technical safeguards to avoid similar incidents, without giving further details.

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