Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Saturday November 28, 2015

VTech Hack Exposes Data On Hundreds Of Thousands Of Kids

In what may be the "fourth largest consumer data breach to date," the toys and gadgets company had its database accessed via SQL injection, which includes the identities of many children.

The hacked data includes names, email addresses, passwords, and home addresses of 4,833,678 parents who have bought products sold by VTech, which has almost $2 billion in revenue. The dump also includes the first names, genders and birthdays of more than 200,000 kids. What’s worse, it’s possible to link the children to their parents, exposing the kids’ full identities and where they live, according to an expert who reviewed the breach for Motherboard.