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Goldcorp Inc.became the latest victim of a hack attack confirming a data breach of 14.8 gigabytesof uncompressed employee data, Bloomberg News reported April 28, citing an emailedstatement from Christine Marks, a spokeswoman for the company.

The company is currently assessing the full scope and impactof the incident while its internal IT security team is working with external firmsto thwart such attacks in the future.

Bloomberg News cited a report by The Daily Dot website, which said the stolen data included worker loginIDs and passwords, salary and budget documents, and other sensitive information.

Authorities are probing the incident.

In March, hacktivist group Anonymous claimed to hack into a Canadian mining company, , but no data appearedto have been breached.

The hacking of BC Gold follows the June 2015 hacking of , with hackers underthe moniker of Angels_of_Truth claiming to have accessed Detour's employee and corporatedatabases and compromising employees' personal information, including dates of birth,salary records and social insurance numbers.