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    Italian law enforcement arrested two people on charges of cyberespionage against prominent politicians and businesspeople, including former Italian prime ministers Matteo Renzi and Mario Monti, local media reported.

    ROME (Sputnik) — The arrested in the operation "Eye Pyramid" are 45-year-old nuclear engineer Giulio Occhionero and his sister Francesca Maria, La Repubblica newspaper reported.

    According to the investigators, Occhionero and Maria created a cyberespionage center to spy on state and governmental institutions, businesspeople and companies. The center collected sensitive data about former Italian prime ministers, European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi, Finance Guard of Italy Saverio Capolupo and other famous politicians, bankers and entrepreneurs.

    The arrested were indicted for illegally obtaining information related to the state security, unauthorized access to computer platforms and illegal interception of information.

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    cyber security, The European Central Bank (ECB), Mario Draghi, Mario Monti, Matteo Renzi, Italy
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