As you may recall, VTech was hacked recently (November 24th/25th) and the hacking exposed the information of 6.4 million children. Now congress wants to know, what type of information VTech collects from children under the age of 12 and how it manages and stores that information.
“This breach raises several questions about what information VTech collects on children, how that data is protects, and how VTech complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act,” Democratic Senator Edward Markey and Republican Representative Joe Barton said in the letter obtained by Reuters.
The breach which affected nearly 11 million people worldwide with more than 50 percent of those being in the US.
VTech on their website simply stated that they didn’t secure their server enough. Today VTech posted a full statement with all the products and websites affected as well as the total numbers of adults and children affected in each country. (Breakdown below)
|Country||Parent Accounts||Child Profiles|
|Republic of Ireland||40,244||55,102|