A new report claims that telltale signs of Pegasus spyware have been identified on at least five current French cabinet ministers’ mobile phones.
The phones reportedly belonged to Jean-Michel Blanquer, Julien Denormandie, Jacqueline Gourault, Sébastien Lecornu, and Emmanuelle Wargon. Few additional details are known at this time.
This news comes just two months after a July leak identifying tens of thousands of high-profile individuals who were allegedly potential Pegasus spyware targets. French president Emmanuel Macron was reported to be among the targeted individuals, along with hundreds of international “business executives, religious figures, academics, NGO employees, union officials and government officials, including cabinet ministers, presidents and prime ministers,” and more than 180 journalists.