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French prosecutors open probe into Pegasus media spying

The Paris prosecutor's office said on Tuesday it was opening a probe after two journalists and the Mediapart news website filed a complaint related to the Pegasus spyware.

Published July 20,2021
Prosecutors in Paris said Tuesday they had opened a probe into allegations that Moroccan intelligence services used the Israeli malware Pegasus to spy on several French journalists.

The investigation will examine 10 different charges, including whether there was a breach of personal privacy, fraudulent access to personal electronic devices, and criminal association.

Investigative website Mediapart filed a legal complaint on Monday, and investigative newspaper Le Canard Enchaine is set to follow suit, over the spying claims, which Morocco has denied.