United Kingdom police arrest man for toy hack Post Oracle

In a previous statement, VTech said it is “cooperating with law enforcement worldwide” and that Mandiant is reviewing how the company handles customer information so it can “further strengthen” the security of that data. The South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) announced that they had arrested a 21-year-old man in Bracknell, a small town that is 32 miles west of London. Authorities in the United Kingdom have arrested a man in connection with November’s data breach at VTech on suspicion of “unauthorized access to computer to facilitate the commission of an offence”. Authorities took in custody a few electronic devices that belonged to the man. The Cyber Crime eForensics Unit from SEROCU will check the devices to see if they were indeed used in the VTech hack. “Cyber criminality is affecting more and more business around the world and we continue to work with our partners to thoroughly investigate, often very complex cases”, commented Craig Jones, head of the Cyber Crime Unit at SEROC. The Hong Kong-based manufacturer of electronic toys for children reported the numbers soon after the incident happened. “It is important to note that our customer database does not contain any credit card information and VTech does not process nor store any customer credit card data on the Learning Lodge Web site”, the company said previously. “We are still at the early stages of the investigation and there is still much work to be done”. Parents provide personal information like their addresses. It seems that the hacker who was targeting 6 million people, including millions of parents and perhaps 200,000 or more kids in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, may have been caught. He told us the alleged VTech hacker initially claimed he perpetrated the breach to showcase vulnerabilities in the company’s products. The hacker made clear that his intention was to simply expose the security weaknesses of the website. According to Motherboard, hackers also had access to the images and chat history of children. 

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