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The French government is investigating allegations of breach of privacy, fraudulent access to personal electric devices and criminal conspiracy. -file photo
The first major investigation has begun in the Pegasus phone espionage case. The French government has started an investigation into the spying of journalists in its country through the spyware Pegasus of the Israeli company. Moroccan intelligence agencies are accused of spying on French journalists through Pegasus.
The French government is investigating allegations of breach of privacy, fraudulent access to personal electric devices and criminal conspiracy. Investigative website Media Part has filed a legal complaint in this regard. However, Morocco has denied the allegations against it.
The media section revealed that its founder Edvi Planel and one of his journalists were targeted by Moroccan intelligence agencies. Apart from this, journalists from Le Monde and AFP were also included in the target list. However, the Moroccan government said that we never used any software to infiltrate communication devices.
More than 180 reporters and editors were on the watch list
The Washington Post, The Guardian, Le Monde and other media houses claimed that more than 180 reporters and editors were spied on through Pegasus spyware created by Israel’s NSO Group, based on a list of 50,000 phone numbers leaked. This claim was made after a joint investigation by about 16 media groups. These countries include India, where journalists criticizing the government and Prime Minister Modi were under surveillance.
According to the report of the news portal ‘The Wire’, the names of 300 Indian people are among those who have been spied. The spyware Pegasus made by the Israeli company has been used for spying.
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