Emmanuel Macron changed his phone and number, two days after the revelations of a media consortium claiming that one of his numbers had been found on a list of potential targets of Israeli spyware Pegasus, reports France Info this Thursday, July 22 .
Members of the government, journalists, politicians … the list of French personalities targeted by the Pegasus spyware is growing
The head of state chaired a defense and national security council Thursday morning after the publication of this information.
According to Franceinfo, the National Information Systems Security Agency (ANSSI) has also offered its services to people who may have been the subject of an intrusion.
“The most restrictive possible” security parameters
A security source assured AFP on Wednesday that, for Emmanuel Macron’s cell phones, “The security settings are as restrictive as possible and application installations and downloads are blocked. “
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Pegasus would have made it possible to spy on the numbers of at least 180 journalists, 85 human rights activists or even 14 heads of state including French President Emmanuel Macron, which the Israeli company that developed it, NSO, refutes.
“It is a case which, if what was revealed by Radio France [et le journal « Le Monde »] is confirmed and proven, is very serious ”, hammered government spokesman Gabriel Attal this Thursday morning.