Reuters reports that toymaker VTech has announced the attack on its Learning Lodge app store and Kid Connect messaging system databases exposed the data of 6.4 million children and 4.9 million adults. The largest percent of those affected were in the U.S., with France, the UK, Germany and Canada all in the top five. The stolen data on children included name, gender and birth date; and from adults, name, mailing address, email address, password retrieval questions, IP address and passwords. A NetworkWorld report states the company has suspended both services and 13 websites and will investigate the breach as well as hire a consultancy firm to “help us to design a new more secure approach to our data security.”
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