Major Toy Maker VTech Hacked: 4.8 Million Parents And 200,000 Children Exposed

VTech_toyBe careful what you purchase for Christmas presents. Electronic toy maker VTech’s Learning Lodge, the company’s app store database, has been compromised. The security breach, which occurred earlier this month, has been deemed among the biggest hacks ever documented.

The incident exposed the private information of nearly 5 million parents and more than 200,000 children.

According to Motherboard, the hacked personal information of the Chinese company’s customers include names, passwords, email addresses and home addresses of 4,833,678 parents as well as the first names, birthdays and genders of their children.

You can read more in an article by Dave Calpito in the Tech Times web site at http://goo.gl/FTX6dn.

Comment: I suspect that VTech toys will become safe to use with a few days as the company’s programmers scramble to fix the problem. The real question is, “What other companies have similar problems but don’t yet know it?”

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