Morocco Reportedly Tried to Use Pegasus Spyware to Tap French President Macro’s Phone

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Morocco Reportedly Tried to Use Pegasus Spyware to Tap French President Macro’s Phone

On Sunday, media discovered that the phones of at least 50,000 people around the world had been targeted using the powerful Israeli-made military-grade spyware. Paris called the revelations “shocking,” with the Paris prosecutor’s office opening a formal investigation after receiving complaints from French journalists who said they were targeted.

A smartphone belonging to French President Emmanuel Macron was targeted for surveillance by the Moroccan government using Pegasus spyware, Le Monde has reported.

According to the newspaper’s information, Macron, (now former) Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, and fourteen other senior members of the government were targeted for possible surveillance in 2019. Macron is said to have used the phone that was targeted since at least 2017.

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