Digital toymaker VTech Holdings Ltd, based in Hong Kong, revealed  on Friday November 27 that hackers had accessed data of nearly 5 million customers, including “related kids profiles.” Days later, the company clarified  that data of 6.4 million children was compromised, including name, gender and birthdate. Motherboard reports the stolen information includes children’s photos,  although VTech declined to confirm this in its Q&A. Parents’ stolen information (which can be linked to the children) includes name, mailing address, email address, passwords, and secret question-and-answers.
The largest group of customers – 2.2 million – is located in the United States, while many others are located throughout Europe. VTech is reportedly  working with Hong Kong regulators in responding to the hack.
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