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Morocco files French libel suit over Pegasus spyware claim

Morocco files French libel suit over Pegasus spyware claim

PARIS: Morocco has filed defamation claims against Amnesty International and a French NGO who claim its intelligence services used the Pegasus mobile phone spyware against dozens of French journalists, lawyers for the government said Thursday. Paris prosecutors opened their own inquiry this week into the claims by Amnesty and the French media nonprofit Forbidden Stories, revealed by media outlets including The Washington Post and French daily Le Monde. They are based on a leaked list of 50,000 phone numbers allegedly targeted by the Pegasus cellphone surveillance programme from Israel's NSO Group. "The Moroccan state... wants all possible light cast on…
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Macron calls national security meeting to discuss Pegasus spyware

Macron calls national security meeting to discuss Pegasus spyware

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron has called a national security meeting on Thursday morning to discuss the Israeli-made Pegasus spyware after reports about its use in France emerged this week, government spokesman Gabriel Attal said. "The president is following this subject closely and takes it very seriously," Attal told France Inter radio, adding that the unscheduled national security meeting would be "dedicated to the Pegasus issue and the question of cybersecurity". NSO: Macron not targeted by Pegasus spywareAn official at Israeli cybersecurity company NSO Group said on Wednesday that the firm's controversial Pegasus spyware tool was not used to target…
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Israel firm NSO says Macron not targeted by Pegasus spyware

Israel firm NSO says Macron not targeted by Pegasus spyware

HERZLIYA: An official at Israeli cybersecurity company NSO Group said Wednesday that the firm's controversial Pegasus spyware tool was not used to target French President Emmanuel Macron. The comments came as Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urged Israel to suspend exports of the spying technology after heads of state -- including Macron -- and scores of journalists and rights activists featured on a list of alleged targets selected for potential surveillance. We can "specifically come out and say for sure that the president of France, Macron, was not a target," Chaim Gelfand, chief compliance officer at NSO Group, told the i24…
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France’s Emmanuel Macron targeted in project Pegasus spyware case, says report

France’s Emmanuel Macron targeted in project Pegasus spyware case, says report

PARIS: The phone of French President Emmanuel Macron has been targeted for potential surveillance on behalf of Morocco in project Pegasus spyware case, French daily Le Monde reported on Tuesday. An investigation published on Sunday by 17 media organisations, led by the Paris-based non-profit journalism group Forbidden Stories, said the spyware, made and licensed by Israeli company NSO, had been used in attempted and successful hacks of smartphones belonging to journalists, government officials and human rights activists.
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