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VTech hack exposes personal information of millions of children

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    VTech, a company dedicated to making technology and educational toys aimed at young children, revealed that it was recently compromised by hackers. According to a report from the BBC, the attack occurred on November 14 and exposed sensitive information of up to five million VTech accounts.

    According to VTech the attack exposed "general user profile information.” That includes things such as names, email addresses, encrypted passwords, secret questions and answers for password retrieval, IP addresses, mailing addresses and download histories. A compromise of this sort of personally identifiable information (PII) is a problem for users of any age, but it’s particularly concerning that children who haven’t yet entered kindergarten already have their data hacked.

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