VTech hack exposes ID theft risk in connecting kids to Internet

By Jim Finkle and Jeremy Wagstaff BOSTON/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Parents who gave their child a Kidizoom smartwatch or a VTech InnoTab tablet may have exposed them to identity theft after Hong Kong-based VTech said hackers stole the personal information of more than 6 million children. Shipments of toys that connect to the Internet will rise 200 percent over the next five years, according to estimates by UK-based Juniper Research. It's not clear what the motive was for the VTech breach nor whether it has resulted in any identity theft so far

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