Siblings arrested over cyber espionage operation which tapped emails of ex-prime ministers and Vatican cardinals

Nick Squires reports:

An Italian nuclear engineer and his sister have been arrested by police on charges of conducting a massive cyber-espionage operation that hacked into the emails of two former prime ministers, Vatican cardinals and Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank.

Giulio Occhionero, 45, and his sister Francesca Maria Occhionero, 48, who have residency in the UK but are believed to have been most recently living in Italy, were arrested on charges of stealing state secrets and illegal hacking.

Mr Occhionero, who investigators said had strong links to the Masonic movement, allegedly developed software that infected email accounts, enabling him to access the information.

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