This teddy bear's picnic is hackable when they're connected to Wi-Fi - MarketWatch

On Wednesday, Sen. Bill Nelson (D., Fla.) wrote the Federal Trade Commission asking it to detail what steps it's taken to protect personal data of children using such toys. Previously, he wrote to the chief executive officer of Spiral Toys, the parent ...

Report: Hackers Held Voice Recordings from CloudPets Toys for Ransom - Breitbart News

A report by security researcher Troy Hunt claims that a brand of internet connected children's toys, CloudPets, have been infiltrated by hackers who collected hours of audio recordings of children and are demanding a ransom in exchange for the files.

Fluffy toys connected to the internet at risk of being hacked - Cornwall Live

500,000 CloudPets fluffy toys which are connected to the internet may have been hacked and hackers could be listening in on your kids or recording their own messages onto the toys. Fluffy toys connected to the internet at risk of being hacked. X. Share ...

'Smart' Teddy Bear Leaked Millions of Voice Recordings - Popular Mechanics

It seems like just about everything is being to connected to the internet, and one of the creepier outgrowths of this already troubling trend is internet-connected children's toys that can leak recordings of your child's voice out onto the internet ...

Smart teddy bear maker faces scrutiny over data breach response - CSO Online

Did a toymaker ignore warnings about a data breach? That's a key question swirling around Spiral Toys, a company behind a line of smart stuffed animals that security researchers worry can be easily hacked. On Tuesday, Spiral Toys said the breach, which ...

Hackers are holding data from internet-connected Teddy bears for ransom - TechSpot

In case you didn't know, cloud connected children toys are a thing and hackers are having a field day with them. CloudPets from Spiral Toys has gone into a death spiral after their databases were hacked, leaked, and then ransomed online multiple times.

Yes, Unicorns With Bluetooth Problems Really Do Exist - BankInfoSecurity.com

Spiral Toys, the latest cloud-connected toy company to have experienced a serious data breach, was warned last October of a separate security lapse in its Bluetooth-enabled fluffy animals. The revelation adds to mounting concerns that the California ...

Smart Toys Involve In Latest Privacy Scandal - iTech Post

Million of voice recordings are leaked online from smart toys that are spying on kids and parents. (Photo : Cloud Pets/YouTube). According to digital security experts, recorded messages spoken to smart toys could pose privacy risks for children. In the ...

Teddy bear toy may pose privacy threat for parents, children - FOX 5 DC

WASHINGTON - Cyber experts are worried about an internet-connected toy in children's homes. Spiral Toys, the maker of CloudPets, is at the center of a possible data breach as hundreds of thousands of voice recordings, emails and passwords from user ...

CloudPets Exposes Danger Of Internet-Connected Toys: What Can Parents Do To Keep Safe? - Tech Times

Security researcher Troy Hunt discovered that the internet-connected CloudPets presented a major security threat to parents and children. This is because the data held by the toys were stored in an unprotected online database that has already been ...

CloudPet Teddy data leaked and ransomed; 2.2-million private recordings leaked - TWCN Tech News (blog)

Data thefts, data leaks, and ransomware are nothing new but it's interesting and scary at times to realize the several ways in which this can happen. Well now hackers are targeting cloud-connected toys and this has put the privacy of the children at ...

Two million recordings of families imperiled by cloud-connected toys' crappy MongoDB - The Register

Updated Two million voice recordings of kids and their families were exposed online and repeatedly held to ransom – because an IoT stuffed-toy maker used an insecure MongoDB installation. Essentially, the $40 cuddly CloudPets feature builtin ...

'Smart' Teddy bears hacked, 2mn private recordings leaked, children at risk - RT

Spiral Toys, the company behind the CloudPets 'smart' teddy bears, left data of up to 800,000 customers, including two million individual recordings, unprotected on their servers for anyone to listen in on or view. "It only takes one little mistake on ...

Millions of communications recorded by CloudPets have been leaked online - New Zealand Herald

Another week, another data breach: this time it involves children however, and it's a nasty one. Over two million voice messages between parents and children recorded by CloudPets, cute stuffed toy animals, have been leaked online. A database with ...

CloudPets toys leak kid, adult user info, voice recordings - SC Magazine

Cute, cuddly CloudPet stuffed animals leaking audio and other data fell prey to those seeking ransom. Talking toys can vacillate between creepy and cute, but sometimes they come with hidden perils—like the CloudPets - whose custom audio files allow ...

Why are so many toys vulnerable to hacking? - The Verge

I keep hoping we've reached peak vulnerable gadgets, only to hear about another unsecured device. Toys in particular continue being exposed as privacy and security nightmares that anyone with a slight desire to investigate can uncover. This week in toy ...

Data from internet-connected teddy bears held ransom, security expert says - Fox News

Data from internet-connected smart teddy bears has been leaked and ransomed, exposing children's voice messages and more than half a million customer accounts, according a security expert. ADVERTISEMENT. In a blog post, cybersecurity expert Troy ...

Data and kids' voice messages exposed in CloudPets breach - Naked Security

To the 821,296 people who bought one, the CloudPets teddy toys must have seemed like a great way to exchange intimate voice messages with their kids across what used to be called “the internet”. A CloudPet is simple to use. The parent or child speaks ...

CloudPets Teddy Bears Leaked Private Data, Voice Recordings - Tom's Hardware

"Have I Been Pwned?" operator Troy Hunt revealed that internet-connected teddy bears dubbed CloudPets leaked personal information. This put voice recordings, email addresses, and other sensitive data pertaining to children and their parents at risk of ...

This Teddy Bear Just Exposed More Than 800000 Emails & Passwords - Refinery29

Cuddly toys that connect to the internet and can send messages back and forth between kids and their parents, grandparents, or other adults who love them seem like a great idea. But a toy that does just that has left more than 800,000 emails and ...