French President Emmanuel Macron has changed his mobile phone and number after revelations about the Pegasus spyware case, a French presidency official said today in one of the first tangible reactions to the announcement. scandal.
"He has different phone numbers. This does not mean that he was spied on. "It's just extra security," Elize's official told Reuters. For his part, government spokesman Gabriel Atal said the president's security protocols had been updated in light of the case.
The revelation by international media organizations that Pegasus spy software was used to spy on cell phones belonging to journalists, human rights activists and government officials in various countries has caused worldwide outcry.
"Obviously we take this very seriously," Atal told reporters hours after a special cabinet meeting focused on the Pegasus case.