Ca: Detour Gold warns former, current employees of data breach

Rachelle Younglai reports:

Detour Gold Corp. is reaching out to former and current employees to tell them that their personal information may have been compromised due to a cyber attack.

Detour, which operates one gold mine in Ontario, did not say when its server was hacked or how many employees have been affected by the security breach.


As far back as April, the website had warned Detour that its system had been compromised, exposing confidential data such as employees’ social insurance numbers and information on Detour’s deals.

Read more on The Globe and Mail.

The following is the full text of Detour Gold’s press release, which appears on their web site:

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – June 30, 2015) – Detour Gold Corporation (TSX:DGC) (“Detour Gold” or the “Company”) has been the subject of an illegal breach of its IT systems which has resulted in confidential information, including company and personnel information, being accessed and disclosed by hackers.

The Company has determined that the stolen information includes personal information of Detour Gold’s employees (current and former) as well as of individuals to whom Detour Gold made a formal offer of employment.

External and internal IT experts are continuing to assess the risks of further illegal access to Detour Gold’s systems and are taking steps to eliminate such risks. We are also continuing to investigate the source of the breach and are in contact with the police and federal authorities who are assisting the Company. We are also taking steps to reduce the risk of further confidential information being accessed by establishing additional safeguards within our systems. 

Our highest priority, and the primary reason for issuance of this news release, is to help those people whose personal information was compromised to protect themselves against the unauthorized use of their personal information. We are in the process of contacting former employees and individuals who received offers of employment from Detour Gold who may have provided personal information to us in that context. While we are endeavoring to contact all people affected by this, if you fall within one of these groups and have not yet been contacted by Detour Gold, please contact us immediately in order to receive identity theft monitoring services which the Company is making available through a third party service provider. You can reach us via:

Telephone access:

  • Toll-free (North America): 1-855-870-8647
  • Cochrane, Ontario: 647-847-2089, ext. 4367

Email: [email protected]

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