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British police arrested 21-year-old hacker who stole the data of more than 6.4 million children

British police arrested 21-year-old hacker-related data breach via a toy company VTech Holdings, during which they abducted these children 6.4 million and 4.9 million adults. Experts estimate the incident as the most serious ever happened leakage of personal data of children, according to Reuters.

The cyber division of the southeastern division of fight against organized crime in the UK reported on Tuesday, December 15, the arrest of a resident of Bracknell suspected unauthorized access to computers and data. At Bracknell, located West of London, lots of companies associated with information technology.

According to police, the investigation is at an early stage and no details are not published.

Hong Kong company VTech is a world leader in production of wireless phones, accessories, teaching devices and toys – revealed fact of a data breach in early December. It became known that almost half of the 11 million victims of illegal collection of data resides in Europe.

Subsequently, the investigation in Hong Kong, several US States and the UK have revealed another 5 million «hacked» users.

The US asked the company VTech to explain why they collect data on children, and how they protect that information.




British police arrested 21-year-old hacker who stole the data of more than 6.4 million children 15.12.2015

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