Toy Company VTech Hacked; Personal Information of Adults, Children Compromised

VTech, based in Hong Kong, was hacked on Nov. 14. The company said names, email addresses and other personal information of 5 million accounts were compromised.

VTech, a maker of digital toys for children based in Hong Kong, has been hacked, compromising the personal information of five million people, including children.

The company’s Learning Lodge app store database was hacked on Nov. 14. VTech sells tablets and electronic educational tools for children.

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VTech says information such as names, email addresses, passwords, secret questions and answers for password retrieval, IP addresses, mailing addresses and download history were all available on the compromised database.  It also stores personal information of children, including their names, genders and birthdates.

VTech says the database does not contain credit card information, saying no consumer credit card data is processed on the Learning Lodge website. The company says the check-out process is directed to a third party payment gateway.

Additionally, no personal identification data (ID card numbers, social security numbers, driver’s license numbers) are on the database.

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