A man has been arrested over the hack of toy company VTech that left 6.5 millions kids' details exposed

A man has been arrested over the recent hack of VTech, the BBC is reporting.

The hack — first reported on by Motherboard — exposed the private data of nearly 6.5 million kids, as well as nearly 5 million parents. VTech is based in Hong Kong and builds tablets and toys for children.

According to the BBC, the man arrested is 21 and from Berkshire, England.

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