UK man arrested over VTech hack

UK man arrested over VTech hack
Authorities in the UK have arrested a 21-year-old man in London in connection with the VTech hack that left the personal data of 6.4 million children exposed.

The man could be charged with violating the Computer Misuse Act of 1990, even though there is no evidence that the man sold the data after taking it.



VTech, the Chinese company that builds educational toys for kids, was easily breached with an SQL injection, with profiles on 6.4 million kids (including gender and birth dates) exposed in addition to details from 5 million parent's accounts, all of which included full addresses, secret questions/answers,passwords, IP addresses and links to their kid's profiles.

Most of those affected are located in the U.S., France, UK and Germany and all have been notified.

Source:
Cnet


Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 15 Dec 2015 21:28
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  • hearme0

    Well, assuming Vtech is in China, how is this person getting arrested for doing said hacking in the UK? Moreover, why is this person getting arrested for hacking the Chinese when the Chinese hack the shit out of everyone else?


    Priorities a little outta whack hmmmm???

    16.12.2015 14:20 #1

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