This information comes from the French newspaper Le Monde, which also indicates that former French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe as well as 14 other ministers may have been spotted via Pegasus.
The Washington Post also reports on extensive espionage activities using Pegasus. According to the newspaper, three presidents – including one Macron – ten prime ministers and one king may have been exposed to oversight of the critical Israeli programme.
According to the Washington Post, the other two presidents are Barham Salih of Iraq and Cyril Rampahusa of South Africa. And the two prime ministers are sitting now, like Mostafa Madbouly in Egypt, and the people who previously held the position. The king on the list is the King of Morocco, Mohammed VI.
prosecutors are investigating
The French presidential office announced that if the information that revealed the exploitation of Macron’s phone is correct, the information will be taken seriously.
Earlier on Tuesday, it became clear that Paris prosecutors had decided to open an investigation into allegations that the Moroccan security service Pegasus used the Pegasus to spy on several French journalists.
Among those affected are a number of French media outlets, including Le Monde, news mining website Mediapart, Agence France-Presse and Le Canard Enchaîné newspaper.
This weekend, several international media outlets revealed that nearly 50,000 phone numbers, among others, of activists, journalists and politicians around the world may have been monitored with the help of Pegasus, developed by the Israeli technology company NSO. The media, in turn, received information from Amnesty International and the non-profit organization Forbidden Stories.
Morocco denies using Pegasus to spy on French politicians and journalists.