A 21-year-old man from Bracknell has been arrested after the biggest ever cyber attack on children.

The man from Bracknell has been arrested after the personal data of more than six million children and 5 million adults was stolen.

Toymaker VTech had its Hong Kong based portal, used to download games to computer tablets, targeted in November this year.

According to VTech the hackers were able to steal names, email addresses, passwords, secret questions and answers for password retrieval, IP addresses, mailing addresses and download histories.

In addition the database also stores children's information including names, genders and dates of birth.

Customers across the globe were tageted in the hack and those affected have been contacted by the company.

The South East Regional Organised Crime Unit have arrested a man in Bracknell in the early hours of this morning.

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.

“Cyber crime is an issue which has no boundaries and affects people on a local, regional and global level."

The man has been arrested on suspicion of unauthorised access of 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.