(Bloomberg) — Hackers who infiltrated VTech Holdings Ltd.'s online services last month gained access to the profiles of more than 6 million children worldwide, the Hong Kong-based company said Wednesday.

Almost half of the 4.9 million parent accounts that were accessed belonged to users in the U.S., the maker of children's electronic toys and computer tablets said in an online post. No credit card information was stolen, the company said. About 6.4 million children's profiles were accessed, with almost half containing information — names, gender and birthdates — from kids in the U.S.

"Regretfully our database was not as secure as it should have been," VTech said in the updated post. "We have appointed data security legal specialists who are in the process of liaising with local authorities."

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