vTech Toy Maker websites breached (2015)

VTech is multi-national company which develops and markets learning products for children from infancy to preschool, they also claim to be the world’s largest manufacturer of cordless phones. Within their catalogue of products there are several devices which use the Internet to connect their child’s educational toy to an educational portal which parents can use to interact with their child’s toy. In November of 2015, VTech published a press release in response to an incident involving a database which contained the personal information of their customers who utilized the Internet connected educational toys. This information (according to VTech’s press release) included name, email addresses, password (encrypted), secret questions and answers along with locational data such as IP addresses, mailing address.