Macron and Pegasus, the president may have been spied on - Corriere.it

French President Emmanuel Macron’s cell phone is on a list of 50,000 phone numbers of potential spy targets by several world governments, along with 14 other world leaders.

cell phone Emmanuel Macron It may have been spied on by an unknown foreign government using the software winged horseProduced by the Israeli company NSO. The phone number of the French president, as reported guardian, on a list of 50,000 numbers identified as potential targets of an illegal spying campaign by governments that allegedly used the software illegally.

The presence of Macron’s cell phone does not mean that his cell phone has been hacked with spyware, or that there has been a hacking attempt: in order to verify this, computer experts will need to check the device. If the facts are confirmed, it will obviously be very dangerous, as the Elysee wrote, confirming rumors about spying on the president.

The list also includes the phone numbers of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Dozens of phone numbers On the list, it was unveiled Sunday evening by a media consortium named Project Pegasus, in fact as a result of espionage activity. According to what was reconstructed, among the governments that were to use the program – which was sold by NSO under the strict supervision of the Israeli Ministry of Defense – there will be the governments of Hungary, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Morocco, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, India and the United Arab Emirates.

Pegasus, after hitting a mobile phone, allows you to check all kinds of information, including messages, photos, emails, or the contents of phone calls. The software also allows you to activate the microphones remotely. Claudio Guarnieri, head of the AI ​​Security Lab (the consortium’s technical partner) explained that once Pegasus also allows you to read messages from encrypted applications, such as WhatsApp, Telegram and Signal, and check the location of a mobile phone in real time..

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