Hacked Toy Company VTech: Let Us Monitor Your House

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai, reporting for Motherboard:

Last year, an anonymous hacker broke into the systems of VTech, a company that makes internet-connected toys, tablets and baby monitors. The hacker was able to access the personal data of more than 6 million kids, as well as more than 4 million parents, including tens of thousand of pictures taken with the company’s Kid Connect app, which encourages children and parents to take selfies and chat online.

Less than two months later, VTech is now launching a whole suite of new internet-connected devices designed to monitor your house — and the company is promising that this time, it won’t leave the personal data of its customers exposed to hackers.

Good luck with that.

Friday, 8 January 2016