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Detour Gold Storage Dome at Detour Lake mine.

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.

The Canadian gold company has been working with the police and said IT experts were "continuing to assess the risks of further illegal access" to the company's systems.

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.

According to the report, Russian hackers claimed responsibility as payback for Canada's sanctions against Russia. However, it is unclear why Russian hackers would target Detour, which is a small gold company with operations solely in Canada.

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