a hacker broke into the servers of VTech, a Hong Kong-based company that makes internet-connected gadgets and toys. Inside the servers, the hacker found the names, email addresses, passwords, and home addresses of 4,833,678 parents, and the first names, genders and birthdays of more than 200,000 kids.
That’s serious stuff, not only for kids but for families and parents. Yet, VTech on their latest PR they point out that: ” In total about 5 million customer accounts and related kids profiles worldwide are affected.”
But then we see this pearl:
It is important to note that our customer database does not contain any credit card information
For VTech is more important to reassure customers that credit card information wasn’t accessed, but rather personal information of children… minor details and small stuff …. right ? If you ask parents of what they see as major information to be released out there, if their kids information or their credit card info, I bet that all of them would say credit card.
To be honest a hack is always bad and nasty to deal with after, but privacy concerns should be a priority over money. They both affect peoples lives, but one is rather long term and enduring, while the other can be solved by calling the bank.