Pegasus Spyware Found in French Authorities
National Agency for the Security of Information Systems (Anssi) is the cybersecurity agency of France’s state. They have found traces of Pegasus Spyware in the phones of French journalists.
The analysis of the phone of France 24 journalist, Anssi discovered identifiers that were likewise found among other Moroccan targets of Pegasus. His phone records are found in the pegasus database reported on by multiple media outlets. But International’s cybersecurity division was not analyzed.
Anssi arrived at similar resolutions like those of Amnesty’s network protection division on the truth of Pegasus infection, its modalities, dates, and term.
While Citizen Lab, the cybersecurity lab at the University of Toronto. In its friend audit had checked the scientific investigation by Amnesty. This is the first run-through a significant government office has done as such.
- Researching reports of Pegasus observation. French President Emmanuel Macron’s contact number was in the Pegasus database, potentially added by Moroccon organizations.
- Pressured Israel to investigate NSO Group.
- All ministers are provided new Secure devices to secure their data and confidentiality.
Note: Amnesty’s Security Lab had broken down 67 phones and discovered 23 were successfully attacked and 14 showed signs of an attempted hack. These included phones of Indian political strategist Prashant Kishor and journalists Siddharth Varadarajan (The Wire) and Sushant Singh (previously with The Indian Express). potential Pegasus targets were 50,000 in count in the pegasus database.
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