WSJ — HONG KONG—When the names and birth dates of more than 11 million children and adults were leaked from its online learning database last November, toy maker VTech Holdings Ltd didn’t discover the breach until a reporter emailed the company nine days later. Company executives said VTech took four more days after being notified before it asked users to change their passwords—and another 16 days before it issued a public statement about the breach.
China Tech News — VTech Holdings Limited, the Hong Kong maker of baby monitors and electronic toys, announced that its customer database was hacked two weeks ago. The company says an unauthorized party accessed VTech customer data housed in its Learning Lodge app store database on November 14, 2015. Learning Lodge gives its customers the ability to download apps, learning games, e-books and other educational content to their VTech products.