Thousands of files STOLEN from NATO cybersecurity contractor, as arrests made in lengthy data theft scheme

Italian police have arrested two suspects on charges of stealing sensitive data from the computers of Italian defense group Leonardo. The company provides cybersecurity services to NATO.

Based in Rome, Leonardo specializes in aerospace and security. It’s one of the world’s largest contractors and boasts NATO among its customers when it comes to cybersecurity. Yet, its image suffered a heavy blow when it turned out that a former employee and a contractor managed to bypass the company’s cybersecurity defenses and steal sensitive data from right under its nose.

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