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VTech hacker arrested by UK police, tied to stolen children's accounts

Man believed to have stolen children's account information from VTech has been arrested
By: Chris Smith | Hacking & Security News | Posted: Dec 17, 2015 3:32 pm

After we reported that the children's toy company, VTech, was hacked recently, exposing the information on over 4.8 million accounts belonging to parents and children, the man believed to be behind this illegal endeavour has now been arrested.




Arrested due to gaining "unauthorized access" to the VTech servers, a 21-year-old man has been arrested in the UK recently, caught by police in Berkshire thanks to the South East Regional Organized Crime Unit. Craig Jones from this unit told the BBC that the investigation is currently sitting in "the early stages," with further inquiries to be made.


The stolen account information included names, email addresses, IP addresses and encrypted passwords, all taken from the VTech Learning Lodge database.


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