Hack of toy maker VTech exposes families – CNET

A hacker got into a customer database for the Learning Lodge app store, where parents can download apps, games and e-books for VTech toys.

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VTech, a Chinese company that makes popular electronic toys for kids, had its app store hacked.  An “unauthorized party” accessed customer information in a database for VTech’s Learning Lodge app store on November 14, the company said in a statement Friday. The app store lets parents download apps, games, e-books and educational content to VTech toys.  The hacked database contains customer data including name, email address, password, IP address, mailing address and download history. It does not contain credit card information, the company said.  VTech has not said how many customers were affected, but Motherboard, which first reported the hack, said information on nearly 5 million parents and more than 200,000 kids was exposed. The hacked data included kids’ first names, genders and birthdays.

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