Five million customer accounts, including the profiles of more than 200,000 children, were broken into from VTech’s Learning Lodge app store database on November 14, the company said. Photo: Reuters

‘This is a wake-up call for Hong Kong’: VTech data hack reveals cybersecurity not taken seriously by local businesses

Pundits urge local companies to step up their defences in wake of hacking of children’s learning products maker, one of the most scandalous corporate data breaches in the city in recent years.

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Five million customer accounts, including the profiles of more than 200,000 children, were broken into from VTech’s Learning Lodge app store database on November 14, the company said. Photo: Reuters
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