Statements that may not have convinced. Although a senior official at Israeli cybersecurity giant NSO argued Wednesday that the French president had not been targeted by his controversial Pegasus software, Emmanuel Macron is calling an “extraordinary” defense council this Thursday morning. It will be “dedicated to the Pegasus affair and the issue of cybersecurity,” announced the government spokesperson.
.@GabrielAttal on spyware #Pegasus : “Investigations have been launched, the President of the Republic will hold an exceptional defense council this morning dedicated to this affair” # cybersecurity #le69Inter pic.twitter.com/XyaU7q4tdG
– France Inter (@franceinter) July 22, 2021
“The President of the Republic is following this file as closely as possible and takes this matter very seriously,” said Gabriel Attal on France Inter, recalling that France was continuing its investigations after the revelations on the presence of Emmanuel Macron’s phones among the potential targets of the spyware.