Barrick Gold Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Barrick Gold Corporation regarding its recent data breach. The Barrick Gold data breach involved sensitive personal information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.


Barrick Gold is a mining company specializing in the production of gold and copper. Founded in 1983, Barrick Gold operates in 18 countries and across 4 continents. Barrick Gold’s current operations include 13 gold and copper sites in some of the most productive gold and copper districts in the world.2 In fact, Barrick Gold produced over 4 million ounces of gold and 440 million pounds of copper in 2022. This production propelled Barrick Gold to revenue of over$3.4 billion. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Barrick Gold has 14 additional offices around the world and employs over 15,000 individuals.


Recently, Barrick Gold discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal information in its systems may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, Barrick Gold determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information through a vulnerability in the MOVEit file sharing platform between May 28, 2023, and June 2, 2023. On October 27, 2023, Barrick Gold began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The exact type of personal information has not been made publicly available by Barrick Gold. However, according to state reporting guidelines, “personal information” can include the following types of information:  

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Driver’s license number
  • Financial information
  • Medical information 
  • Taxpayer information
  • Personal identification number issued by the United States IRS

If you received a breach notification letter from Barrick Gold Corporation:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or

If you were impacted by the Barrick Gold data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by Barrick Gold;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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