VTech Smart Toy Hack

VTech Is Buying LeapFrog

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If you had a kid in the last 10 or so years, you’re probably familiar with both VTech and LeapFrog. Both of the companies make a variety of educational toys, most of which are electronic in some way. They seemed to be the two major players in that space and in direct competition with each other. No more. VTech is purchasing LeapFrog for about $72 million. Read More

VTech Smart Toy Hack

Information Stolen on Over 200,000 Kids in VTech Hack

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 VTech, a maker of kids’ toys like the Kidizoom Smartwatch and InnoTab tablets, was hacked on November 14. It’s been revealed that the hacker was able to access chat logs and photos, which were stored online.

The information stolen includes IP addresses, names, birthdays, information on children’s genders, as well as mailing addresses, email addresses, and passwords. Basically, despite the fact that the hackers weren’t able to get any credit card information, it’s a parent’s worst nightmare.

VTech has almost 5 million customers, and Motherboard writes that over 200,000 children have had their personal information, as well as photos, exposed in the hack. Read More