Vtech’s app store database has been compromised, exposing the personal information of nearly 5 million parents and more than 200,000 kids. This breach is considered as among the biggest hacks ever documented. (Photo : Oli Scarff | Getty Images)
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.
It is worth mentioning that the leaked information makes it possible to link the kids to their parents, as revealed by an expert who assessed the consumer data breach for Motherboard.