Italian police arrest two over hacking defence group Leonardo
The arrests are a blow for Leonardo, which along with its aerospace activities also has a large cybersecurity division that counts NATO among its customers.
Naples prosecutors said in a statement that an ex-employee in Leonardo’s cyber-security department was suspected of having used malware to infect computers to extract “classified information of significant value to the company”.
The information was stolen for “illicit goals which are still being investigated,” the statement said, Reuters reported. ■