The Saudi embassy in the United States responded to press reports that involved Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in a phone piracy operation against Amazon founder, billionaire Jeff Bezos.
“The recent media reports indicating that the kingdom is behind the hacking of Mr. Jeff Bezos’ phone is absurd. We call for an investigation into these allegations so that we can obtain all the facts,” the Saudi diplomatic mission in the United States wrote on its Twitter account.
Recent media reports that suggest the Kingdom is behind a hacking of Mr. Jeff Bezos’ phone are absurd. We call for an investigation on these claims so that we can have all the facts out.
– Saudi Embassy (@SaudiEmbassyUSA) January 22, 2020
In the early hours of the morning, the Financial Times published a report saying that investigative experts appointed by billionaire Jeff Bezos had reached a “medium to high” degree of confidence that the “WhatsApp” account used by Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman He was directly involved in the hacking of the phone of the Amazon founder in 2018.
The newspaper itself claimed that the report in this regard, which I saw, said that the phone of billionaire Bezos began to covertly exchange huge amounts of information, as soon as he received an apparently harmless file, but it was encrypted from the Prince’s WhatsApp account in May 2018.
It is noteworthy that a private investigator working for billionaire Jeff Bezos had announced in April 2019 that Saudi Arabia had information about the secret relationship that linked the founder of the Amazon company with the artist, Lauren Sanchez, before leaking pictures and messages exchanged between them.
“Our investigators and several experts concluded with great confidence that the Saudis had access to the Bezos phone, and obtained special information,” said investigator Gavin de Baker in a then-published article, without providing any evidence to support these allegations.
Source: US media + Twitter