EMPLOYEE CHARGED IN 407 ETR DATA BREACH INVOLVING 60,000 CUSTOMERS

Jul 23, 2020

By Jeremy Logan

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An employee from a company that operates a well-traveled toll road in southern Ontario has been charged in a major breach of customer data.

York Regional Police allege the 407 Express Toll Route employee used a company computer to access and compile a list of names, addresses and phone numbers of 60,000 customers in specific areas.

They say the suspect, 37-year-old Varun (Bobby) Saini of Toronto, is charged with mischief to data and unauthorized use of a computer.

Police say he has been released and is due in court on November 5th.

The investigation began in May 2018, after the toll route operator reported a breach, describing it as an “inside theft of data.”

It said at the time that no external breach was suspected and no credit card or banking information was taken.

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