Police charge Highway 407 employee in data breach

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York Regional Police have charged a Highway 407 employee in a data breach involving thousands of customers, according to City News. An investigation was launched by the Federal Crimes Unit of the York police, resulting in the employee’s arrest on Thursday. In May 2018, the company in charge of operating the highway said that approximately 60,000 customers’ personal information was stolen “some time over the past 12 months.” The data included names, phone numbers and addresses. Varun “Bobby” Saini, 37, is charged with mischief in relation to data and unauthorized use of a computer. The Toronto resident is set to make a court appearance on Nov. 15.