Suspect in VTech Hack Arrested in UKAdded: Thursday, December 17th, 2015
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A cybercrime investigation into computer hacking at children’s toymaker VTech continues: a 21-year-old man was arrested in the United Kingdom. The individual was held on suspicion of illegal access to computer. The police seized a number of electronic devices.
Back in November, someone hacked VTech’s customer data that was stored on its Learning Lodge app store database. The app store of the company allows people to download applications, games, ebooks and other content to their VTech products. Like any other app store, VTech’s database contained general user profile details, such as names, email addresses, mailing addresses, encrypted passwords, IP addresses, etc.
After the news about the hack emerged, VTech was quick to clarify that the database did not contain any credit card details – moreover, the company did not process or store customer credit card data on its Learning Lodge website, which was breached.
According to British investigators, nowadays cybercriminality is affecting more and more businesses all over the globe and they continue to cooperate with other agencies in order to thoroughly investigate complex cases. As you may remember, VTech wasn’t the only company that suffered in recent months – a number of other tech giants have also been breached, including TalkTalk, one of the major British ISPs.
As for the VTech’s case, the police said that they were still at the early stages of the investigation, but promised to continue to work closely with the partners in order to find those responsible and hold them to account. The investigators claimed they were using the latest technology and working with businesses and academia in order to further develop specialist investigative capabilities in pursuing cybercriminals.
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