"A 21-year-old man was arrested this morning (15/12) in Bracknell on suspicion of unauthorised access to computer to facilitate the commission of an offence, contrary to section 2 of the Computer Misuse Act 1990 and suspicion of causing a computer to perform function to secure/enable unauthorised access to a program/data, contrary to section 1 of the Computer Misuse Act 1990," the statement reads.The release goes on to say that a number of "electronic devices" were seized by SEROCU's Cyber Crime Unit, though the exact nature of these devices is currently unknown.
“Cybercriminality is affecting more and more businesses 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 cybercriminals 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. Cybercrime is an issue which has no boundaries and affects people on a local, regional and global level.”The VTech breach has raised a number of questions about child safety and public disclosure. To read one expert's perspective on these issues, please click here.