Hacker Obtained Childrens’ Headshots and Chat Logs From Toymaker VTech

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai, reporting for Motherboard:

If storing the personal data of almost 5 million parents and more than 200,000 kids wasn’t bad enough, it turns out that hacked toymaker VTech also left thousands of pictures of parents and kids and a year’s worth of chat logs stored online in a way easily accessible to hackers.

Why in the world was VTech storing these things in the first place?

Monday, 30 November 2015