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US News Macron has not been targeted by Pegasus asserts a NSO

05:30  22 july  2021
05:30  22 july  2021 Source:   lepoint.fr

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  Macron n'a pas été ciblé par Pegasus affirme un cadre de NSO © frame provided by the high-head of the Israeli Cybersecurity Giant NSO supported Wednesday that the French President Emmanuel Macron had not been Targeted by its controversial Pegasus software, at the heart of a global spy scandal that pushed the NGO Reporters Without Borders to request a moratorium on its sales.

Organizations forbidden Stories and Amnesty International have obtained a list of 50,000 phone numbers, selected by NSO clients since 2016 to be potentially monitored, and shared it with a consortium of 17 media that revealed its existence on Sunday. The French President Emmanuel Macron, the King of the Morocco

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are on the list of potential pegasus targets, just like more than 180 journalists around the world that would have been spied by different states having access to the software of the NSO company. Introduced in a smartphone, Pegasus allows you to retrieve messages, photos, contacts, and activate at distances the microphones. Wednesday, Chaïm Gelfand, a senior official of the group, told the channel I24 News, based in Tel Aviv: "I can tell you with certainty that President Macron was not a target." "There are some cases that have been revealed, which hinders us," he added.

"We continue to try to determine all the facts and it goes back several years so it takes time to review everything. The fact that a journalist or activist has been the target of a system like this one is Automatically considered a diversion, "he said.

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shortly after, the group based in Herzliya, green city north of Tel Aviv, Said a victim of a "vicious and slanderous" campaign, and announced in a statement that he "was not going to answer the media questions" on the Pegasus case. "NSO is a technology company. We do not operate the systems, nor have access to our customers' data, but they are obliged, however, to provide us with this information in case of surveys," said the group saying That the fact that a name appears on the list of 50,000 "does not necessarily mean that it has been the pegasus target".

A moratorium? Israeli Government

from now on a moratorium on the sale of this spyware.

not to protect computer systems, but to infiltrate them, Pegasus is considered a product of offensive cybersecurity and must therefore obtain the green light of the Israeli Ministry of Defense to be sold to third countries, in the same way as a weapon.

Pegasus: The involvement of the Israeli government in question

 Pegasus: The involvement of the Israeli government in question © AFP - Abir Sultan from left to right, the current Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Benett, former President Reuven Rivlin, the Minister of Defense Benny Ganz and L Former head of the Benyamin Netanyahu government, on June 2, 2021 in Jerusalem. Day After day, revelation after revelation, the list of 50,000 telephone numbers that could be spied by the PEGASUS software of the Israeli NSO group looks more and more like a directory of personalities on the planet.

"Software developed by Israeli firms like NSO Pegasus clearly involves the State of Israel. Even if the Israeli authorities played an indirect role, they can not escape their responsibility," said RSF in a statement. "We ask the Prime Minister (Israeli) NAFTALI BENNETT to immediately impose a moratorium on exports of monitoring technologies until a protective regulatory framework has been established," said the Secretary-General of RSF, Christophe DeLoire .

contacted by AFP, Mr. Bennett's office, did not respond. Former Minister of Defense who made a fortune in high technology before entering politics, the latter defended Wednesday this sector booming in Israel without commenting on the NSO file.

"For every $ 100 invested in cyberfense around the world, $ 41 are invested in Israeli firms," ​​he said, attributing the local prosperity of the sector to the army's elite units who serve incubator for local start-ups.

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Pegasus: The Israeli government launches a perilous investigation on NSO .
The members of the Israeli government visited the premises of the publisher. This one continues to deny any abuse of use of its espionage software. © 01net.com Pegasus: The Israeli government launches a dangerous investigation on NSO in the face of international pressure, the Israeli government probably did not have the choice. According to the MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW, it has indeed been to launch a survey of NSO Group's abusive practices, the Espionage Pegasus software publisher.

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