...thus busting the old proverb that children should be seen but not heard.
A security vulnerability allowed anyone to view personal information, photos and recordings of children's voices from CloudPets (A Message You Can Hug™) toys. And at one point, some people tried to hold all of that information for ransom.
According to a report compiled by security researcher Troy Hunt, over 820,000 user accounts were exposed. That includes 2.2 million voice recordings.
"I suspect one of the things that will shock people is that they probably didn't think through the fact that when you connect the teddy bear, your kids voices are sitting on an Amazon server," Hunt said. more Plus: A brief history of creepy talking toys!