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Canadian Gold-Mining Company Goldcorp hacked 14.8 GB Data Stolen

Canadian Gold-Mining Company Goldcorp suffered a major data breach, 14.8 GB Data Stolen, the hackers plan to release more data dumps soon.

Goldcorp, a renowned gold-mining firm in Canada has been “badly hacked.” The gold-mining firm’s headquarters is based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Hackers have also leaked a massive amount of the company’s employees’ data online. The hackers provided sample data by posting a document on a public Pastebin site, which was followed by a URL address to a full torrent download that was around 14.8 GB after uncompressing.

Goldcorp has confirmed the company was hacked.

“Goldcorp confirmed today that the company’s network has been compromised and is working to determine the full scope and impact of the incident,” communications director Christine Marks said in an email. “The appropriate authorities have been notified and an investigation is underway.”

“The company’s internal IT security team has been working with leading independent IT security firms to rapidly gather facts, provide information and support to affected employees and ensure a robust action plan is in place, including immediate preventative modifications to its IT processes and increased network security protocols.”

According to the hackers the data dump includes the following info:

  • T4’s, W2’s, other payroll information
  • Contract agreements with other companies
  • Bank accounts, wire transfers, marketable securities
  • Budget documents from 2012 – 2016
  • Employee network information, logins/passwords
  • International contact list
  • IT Procedures, Disaster Recover, VMWare recovery procedures
  • Employee passport scans.
  • Progress reports
  • SAP Data
  • Treasury reports

In their post on the pastie site, the hackers also posted this message:

“Several more data dumps are being prepared. The next dump will include 14 months of company-wide emails, emails containing some good old fashion corporate racism, sexism, and greed.”

Jay Prakash Kumar
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