In an unexpected press conference held by the ministers Isabel Rodríguez, spokesperson, and Félix Bolaños, of the Presidency, the news was released detailing the “illicit and external eavesdropping” by the “Pegasus” program on the cell phones of the head of the Executive, Pedro Sánchez, and the Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles.
It was reported that a certain volume of data was extracted from the cell phones of Sánchez and Robles, the exact content of which is still unknown.
The news is based on two technical reports of the National Cryptologic Center (part of the National Intelligence Center).
According to Minister Bolaños, the source indicated that there were two intrusions in Sanchez’s cell phone in May 2021 and one in Robles’ in June of the same year, with no evidence of any subsequent one.
“These are proven and extremely serious facts that confirm that there have been intrusions in areas outside state institutions and outside the law,” he said.