Pegasus Spyware Targeted French President Macron – So What?

ER Editor: We’re wondering about the spin on this story, or the real purpose it’s serving. A kind of why this, why now response. MSM sources are calling the countries that used this malware/spyware ‘authoritarian, which might be a clue. After all, France, as allegedly one of the targets, Macron in particular, cannot be possibly authoritarian for wanting his population either vaccinated or put out of a job, with their movements and economic options severely restricted, right? The implosion of France is slowly building, so this would be a nice distraction story in the MSM. And Israel has a long history of producing software in conjunction with its military intelligence Unit 8200 that spies on and infests military, medical, aviation and banking systems, among others. Further, Hungary is listed as one of those ‘authoritarian’ regimes, which is notorious for its recalcitrance with the EU globalist elite. It’s all a bit odd.

Morocco is fighting back against these claims. See the RT piece Morocco SUING Amnesty International over claims it spied on French President Macron with Israeli malware.

Pegasus Spyware Targeted French President Macron – “Extremely Serious” Breach Under Investigation

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The latest victim who was targeted using the phone hacking spyware Pegasus has been revealed to be French President Emmanuel Macron – part of a growing list that’s said to include some 600 government officials and politicians from over 30 countries. Israeli tech firm and Pegasus-developer NSO Group is in damage control mode after an international consortium of news outlets has published dozens of stories exposing the hacks. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is also on the list.

It’s believed that governments used the Israeli company’s military-grade hacking tools to access the phones of dissidents, activists and journalists in countries like UAE, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, and even Hungary. The fact that heads of state were also likely targeted suggests that customers also turned the powerful spyware against foreign rivals and enemies, or perhaps to get a leg up in major business or political negotiations. The Independent writes that the following 10 governments are believed to be NSO customers:

Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Morocco, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Hungary, India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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But in terms of world leaders also reportedly targeted, Macron may be the most visible and influential European figure thus far.

“French newspaper Le Monde reports that Moroccan intelligence services identified a phone that Mr Macron had been using since 2017,” BBC reports of the new revelation. However, Morocco has denied ever being a client of NSO, despite the country’s name being all over the recent reporting.

The French presidency’s office has yet to confirm if Macron was a victim of a hack, and it’s as yet unclear if his phone was breached using Pegasus, but it called the allegations “very serious” if confirmed.

“If confirmed this would be extremely serious” – a statement from Macron’s office said while saying a major investigation is underway.

According to the BBC, “Numbers on the leaked list are also said to include those of President Baram Salih of Iraq and South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa, as well as the current prime ministers of Pakistan, Egypt and Morocco, and the King of Morocco.”

Saudi Arabia was behind an NSO spyware attack on Jamal Khashoggi’s associates and family both before and after his murder, according to the new revelations…

As we described previously, Pegasus is a very advanced malware that infects iOS and Android devices to allow operators of the spyware to copy messages, photos, calls and other data, including secretly activate microphones and cameras. Based on the investigation of leaks initially reported in Forbidden Stories, the leak contains a list of 50,000 phone numbers that have been identified as those of people of interest by clients of NSO since 2016.

The list includes many close family members of one country’s ruler, suggesting he might have instructed the country’s intelligence agencies to explore the possibility of tracking and spying on their own relatives. Forbidden Stories has summarized the enormity of the leak and follow-up investigative reporting as follows:

An unprecedented leak of more than 50,000 phone numbers selected for surveillance with Pegasus, a spyware sold by Israeli company NSO Group, shows how this technology has been systematically abused for years to spy on journalists, human rights defenders, academics, businesspeople, lawyers, doctors, union leaders, diplomats, politicians and several heads of states.

Likely we have only witnessed the tip of the iceberg in terms of both government officials and journalists and activists targeted, with the further obvious implication of Israeli intelligence being at the center of this – as The Washington Post has recently explored.

Meanwhile, NSO Group has announced it’s shutting down all media inquiries related to the ongoing scandal…



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