The story. An investigator for Amazon boss Jeff Bezos says that Saudi Crown Prince has hacked Mr Bezos’s phone and accessed his data. Saudi has denied this.
Give me some context…
Bezos and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman met in April 2018 and exchanged phones. A month later, the forensic experts say, Mohammed sent Bezos a malicious video file that infiltrated his phone. We still don’t know what of Jeff’s info was used or how, but…
It raises 2 big questions.
- This happened 5 months before the assassination of Khashoggi, which the CIA has said was ordered by Mohammed bin Salman (Saudi denied this). Reminder: Khashoggi is a journalist who wrote for The Washington Post and he was critical of the kingdom’s crown prince and government (yes, Jeff Bezos is the owner of the Washington Post).
- It also happened 9 months before a magazine published intimate messages that Bezos sent to Lauren Sanchez, exposing an affair that coincided with his divorce from his wife.
What now? UN experts are calling for an investigation.
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