British man arrested in connection with VTech hack

Dec

16

2015

British police have a 21-year-old man arrested suspected systems toymaker VTech being invaded it. The man would have broken with his hack the British Computer Misuse Act 1990.

The 21-year-old man was arrested in the English Bracknell by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit. During the raid, several electronic devices confiscated by the Cyber ​​Crime Unit of the Police eForensics. The arrest is part of the investigation into the hack at VTech and the man is suspected unauthorized computers have invaded and unauthorized access to have caused to data. With this he would have breached the Computer Misuse Act 1990, which makes him a prison sentence of up to twelve months hanging over my head.

In late November it was announced that VTech was the victim of a massive hack. The perpetrator was known to have had access to a database of names, email addresses, encrypted passwords, IP addresses, postal addresses and secret questions with answers. It turned out to go to profiles of a total of 6.4 million children, including 133 179 124 730 profiles of Belgian and Dutch profiles of children. Were also photos and chat logs approach. To our knowledge, the hacker data is not misused, but he has supplied parts to the site motherboard Vice News, to prove his hacking claims.

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