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Israel minister to discuss Pegasus scandal on France visit

Israel minister to discuss Pegasus scandal on France visit

JERUSALEM: Israeli defence minister Benny Gantz will meet his French counterpart in Paris this week for talks that will include an "update" on the Pegasus spyware scandal, his office said Tuesday. A defence ministry statement said Gantz will leave Wednesday for talks with French defence minister Florence Parly on topics including the crisis in Lebanon, nuclear negotiations with Iran and the Pegasus malware made by Israeli firm NSO, which was allegedly used to target President Emmanuel Macron.
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Pegasus spyware: French President Macron switches phone

Pegasus spyware: French President Macron switches phone

PARIS: Hungary, Israel and Algeria on Thursday probed allegations that Israeli-made spyware was used on journalists, rights activists and 14 heads of state, as French leader Emmanuel Macron ordered tighter security and changed his phone over espionage concerns. President Macron -- whose name was on a list of alleged targets -- ordered "a strengthening of all security protocols" following a specially convened meeting of the nation's Defence Council, his office said. Macron "has himself changed his phone and number for certain exchanges", it said. The NSO Group's Pegasus software -- able to switch on a phone's camera or microphone and…
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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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