Jul 23, 2020
By Jeremy Logan
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.