Nov 08, 2021

By Christine Ross

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Personal information of roughly 25,000 Toronto Transit Commission employees may have been stolen in a ransomware attack that wreaked havoc on the system last week.

In a statement Monday, November 8th, the agency says the compromised data includes names, addresses and social insurance numbers the employees past and present.

“On behalf of the entire organization, I want to express my deep regret that this has occurred to everyone who may be impacted,” TTC CEO Rick Leary said in a statement.

“It is not lost on me that organizations like ours are entrusted with significant amounts of personal information and it is essential that we do our best to protect it.”

The TTC said that while there is “no evidence at this time” that any of the information has been “misused” it’s still contacting affected employees and will offer them three years of credit protection at no cost.

It’s also investigating whether data belonging to “a small number of customers and vendors” may have been affected by the breach.

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