VTech Kids App Hacking Scandal: UK Man Arrested, 10 Million Accounts Exposed

Last Updated: 31 October, 2016
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In connection to the VTech kids app hacking scandal, the British police have arrested a 21-yesr-old British man that exposed the accounts of 10 million users worldwide.

The South East Regional Organised Crime cyber unit reported that an Bracknell man was being held on “suspicion of unauthorized access to computers to facilitate the commission of an offense”.

“We are still at the early stages of the investigation and there is still much work to be done. We will continue to work closely with our partners to identify those who commit offences and hold them to account,” said Craig Jones, head of the cybercrime unit.

“We are pursuing cyber criminals using the latest technology and working with businesses and academia to further develop specialist investigative capabilities to protect and reduce the risk to the public,” further added.

Last month, the electronic toy and education company VTech kids app user accounts have been hacked and the breach affected almost 10 million customer accounts, including 6.3 million children accounts. All data including photos, chat logs and other private information were exposed related to VTech’s Learning Lodge app and Kids Connect chat program.

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