12/2/15

Landolfi Speaks with NBC4 About Recent Data Breach Involving Children’s Information

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John Landolfi, a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the litigation group, spoke with NBC4- Columbus about a data breach that VTech says occurred in November. According to the story, personal information of about 5 million VTech customers and their children may have been stolen by hackers.  Compromised information includes the names, birthdates and genders of child users. It also includes adult user information including names, email addresses, passwords, secret questions and answers for password retrieval, IP addresses, mailing addresses and download histories.

Landolfi told NBC4 that company will likely faced increased scrutiny because the data breach involved children’s information.  He also told the station that there are some steps parents can take to try and reduce the potential impact of the breach.

Landofli said “If your children are using passwords across various accounts you may want to change not only the username and password for this account but for other types of accounts because other types of accounts may have additional information in them including credit card or social security information.”

To watch the NBC4 story, click here.