France’s authority for information security anssi has found the spyware pegasus on the smartphones of three journalists and thus delivered a first independent confirmation for the youngest premieges against the israeli company nso. This reports the british guardian. The spyware was therefore detected on the mobile phone of a journalist of the television station france 24 and on the advisers of a journalist and a journalist of the investigative side mediapart. The findings were passed on to the paris prosecutor, where the investigation is on the monitoring scandal.
With spyware against the press
The israeli spyware developer nso group was again in the headlines a few weeks ago. An international journalist consortium has given publicly that on dozens of smartphones of journalists, human rights people, whose family gourfactants and managers have been found traces of attacks with the company’s pegasus software. Pegasus uses security swallowing in smartphone software to gain far-reaching access to data. The numbers belonged to a record with more than 50.000 telephone numbers evaluated by the journalists and journalists.
The nso group has denied the premieges vehemently and concede a media boycott, among other things. Not quite clear was so far what exactly the phone numbers is. The proof of france is now initially confirmed the premieges for the first time and was allowed to continue to penetrate the defensive. In france, the topic is also highly political, because even a number of state prassident emmanuel macron was included. At france 24 you are shocked, given the detection, the guardian writes. Further legal action should follow. The lenaig bredoux also affected by mediapart is quoted by the newspaper with the words, "that’s the final stroke under the idea that all lugs and fake news. That’s the proof we need."