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British police make arrest in VTech hacking

Police in UK make arrest related to hacking of VTech database, seize electronics

British police make arrest in VTech hacking

NEW YORK (AP) -- Police in the UK say they've made an arrest in the hacking of kids' technology maker VTech, which compromised the personal information of more than 6 million children around the world.

The South East Regional Organised Crime Unit, a regional task force made up of a handful of English police departments, says a 21-year-old man was arrested on hacking-related charges Tuesday morning in Bracknell, a town about 30 miles west of London.

Police seized a number of electronic items that will be examined by a cybercrime forensics unit.

The hacking of Hong Kong-based VTech Holdings Ltd. compromised the profiles of 6.4 million kids around the world, along with the 4.9 million parent accounts that they were connected to.

Information in the children's accounts was restricted to names, ages and genders.


Updated : 2021-09-20 04:35 GMT+08:00