Last month we heard that VTech had been hacked and that data from around 5 million parents accounts and also 200,000 children’s accounts had been accessed in the hacking.
The data that was stolen included pictures of parents and their children and now the UK police have made their first arrest in the case.
A 21 year old man was arrested yesterday morning in Bracknell and a number of electronic items were seized during his arrest.
Craig Jones, Head of the Cyber Crime Unit at SEROCU, said: “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.
“We are still at the early stages of the investigation and there is still much work to be done. We will continue to work closely with our partners to identify those who commit offences and hold them to account.
“We are pursuing cyber criminals using the latest technology and working with businesses and academia to further develop specialist investigative capabilities to protect and reduce the risk to the public.
It is not clear as yet on whether he acted alone or whether further arrests will be made in relation to the VTech hacking.