France's national cyber-security agency ANSSI has confirmed the presence of Pegasus spyware on the phones of 2 journalists. Mediapart journal reported this on Thursday. This is the first verification of the snooping scandal by a govt agency.

      

French Agency Confirms Pegasus Hack, First Government Agency To Do So

WHAT?

France's national cyber-security agency ANSSI has confirmed the presence of Pegasus spyware on the phones of 2 journalists.

WHEN?

Mediapart journal reported this on Thursday, 29/07/2021.

HOW?

It is the first corroboration of the global snooping scandal by a government agency in the world.

"The study carried out by [ANSSI] reached the same conclusions as those of Amnesty International's Security Lab on the reality of the Pegasus infection, on its modalities, dates, and duration," Mediapart reported.

Mediapart is among 17 media organizations that are publishing the investigation that says the Israeli spyware had been used in attempted or successful hacks of smartphones using malware that enables the extraction of messages, records calls, and secretly activates microphones.