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Hello Kitty hack exposes 3.3M users' information

Posted at 7:22 AM, Dec 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-22 09:17:33-05

(NBC) Sanrio, the Japanese owner of the Hello Kitty brand, says it is investigating a report that its database was hacked and private information on 3.3 million users was exposed.

The leaked data from the fan site of the Japanese toy company includes information like users' full names, email addresses and encrypted passwords, according to the report by security website CSOonline.com, which cited researcher Chris Vickery.

It wasn't clear if the exposed data contained any financial information.

This is the second major breach of an Asian toy company's database in as many months.

Electronic toymaker V-Tech said in November that it was the victim of a cyberattack that compromised information about customers who access a portal for downloading children's games, books and other educational content.

Courtesy: NBC News Channel