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Monday, December 14, 2015

Hackers Going After Data About Young Kids

Now Young Kids Are Starting to Get Hacked

Vivek Washwa | December 11, 2015

It was not an auspicious beginning to the holiday season. On Black Friday, we learned that a hacker had broken into the servers of Chinese toymaker VTech and lifted the personal information of nearly five million parents and more than 200,000 children. The data haul included home addresses, names, birth dates, email addresses, and passwords. Worse still, it had photographs and chat logs of parents with their children.

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VTech said the hackers compromised its Learning Lodge app store, which provides content for children’s tablets, and its Kid Connect mobile app service that lets parents communicate with those tablets. Source:
<more at; related links: (VTech hacking: Cyber-criminals stole personal information of 6 million kids. December 7, 2015) and (VTech hack exposes ID theft risk in connecting kids to Internet. December 6, 2015)>

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