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Dec 23, 2015 12:24 AM

Hello Kitty owner Sanrio says fan site security leak fixed

The Associated Press

HONG KONG (AP) The Japanese company that owns the Hello Kitty brand says it has fixed a security leak in an online fan site for the famous character that compromised the personal information of 3.3 million users.

Sanrio's digital arm said Tuesday that it has "corrected" a security vulnerability on the SanrioTown.com website and is carrying out an investigation.

The leak was revealed by a security researcher on Dec. 19.

Sanrio Digital said the leak gave access to personal information such as names and birthdates but not credit card or other payment details. It added that no information was stolen.

Earlier this month kids' technology maker VTech reported a data breach that exposed the personal information of more than 6 million children around the world.


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