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Watch out – there’s a Stealing Santa about!

Stealing SantaAt this time of year parents all over the world are busy working out what the latest electronic gadget they need to buy for their children before the Christmas rush makes these highly-prized toys out of stock. One of the biggest manufacturers is Chinese consumer giant VTECH that owns the Learning Lodge app store.

But this story doesn’t have a happy ending.

The customers’ secrets stored on the company’s data base have been hacked and according to security experts this amounts to 4.8m unique customer email addresses as well as names and download history.

According to reports, the company database was compromised on 14 November but it took a good 10 days before HKT (the owners of VTech) notified its customers.

Dear Valued Customer,

On November 24 HKT we discovered that an unauthorized p...

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