Fox Broadcasting states “computer hackers illegally accessed information “ about people wanting to audition for X Factor. The show accepts applicants as young as 12. The info accessed consisted of: name, email address, zip code, phone number (optional), date of birth, and gender.
Communications appearing to be from Fox.com or The X Factor asking for personal information probably isn’t. If your child applied, be sure to have a security conversation with them. See this post for how identity theft can impact your children.