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1 April, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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KSA ‘hacked Amazon chief Bezos’ phone’

BBC, London
KSA ‘hacked Amazon chief Bezos’ phone’

An investigator for Amazon boss Jeff Bezos says that Saudi Arabia hacked Mr Bezos’s phone and accessed his data.

Gavin de Becker was hired by Mr Bezos to find out how his private messages had been leaked to the National Enquirer tabloid.

Mr de Becker linked the hack to the Washington Post’s coverage of the murder of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Saudi Arabia has not yet commented on the allegation.

Mr Bezos owns the Washington Post.

Mr de Becker said he had handed his findings over to US federal officials. “Our investigators and several experts concluded with high confidence that the Saudis had access to Bezos’ phone, and gained private information,” he wrote on the Daily Beast website.

Mr de Becker’s findings come after Mr Bezos in February accused the National Enquirer’s parent company American Media Inc (AMI) of blackmail, saying it had threatened to publish his intimate photos unless he said that the tabloid’s reporting was not politically motivated. The National Enquirer had published claims in January that the Amazon boss had been having an affair. The coverage included photos and text messages.

Mr de Becker said that AMI had also demanded that he say his investigation had concluded that AMI had not relied upon “any form of electronic eavesdropping or hacking in their newsgathering process”. He alleged that the Saudi government had targeted the Washington Post - for which Mr Khashoggi had been writing. “Some Americans will be surprised to learn that the Saudi government has been very intent on harming Jeff Bezos since last October, when the Post began its relentless coverage of Khashoggi’s murder,” Mr de Becker said.

“It’s clear that MBS considers the Washington Post to be a major enemy,” he added, referring to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. US officials have said that Mr Khashoggi’s murder would have needed Prince Mohammed’s approval, but Saudi Arabia has denied that he was involved.

 

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