VTech, the Hong Kong based maker of electronic educational tools, said recently that its Learning Lodge database had been hacked.
Learning Lodge is an online store used by VTech for users to download apps, games, ebooks, videos and music. The content is specifically geared towards children. Compromised information included adults' profile information such as names, email addresses and passwords. Hackers were also able to obtain secret questions and answers used for password retrieval as well as IP addresses, mailing addresses and download histories.
Of particular concern is the fact that the compromised data included the names, gender and dates of birth for children.
VTech say that no credit card information was stored on Learning Lodge and as a precaution it shut down some of its websites.
By Daniel Gardener
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