The examiner hired to look into the deliver of intimate images of Jeff Bezos said Saturday he has finished that Saudi Arabian authorities hacked the Amazon chief’s phone to access his personal data.
Gavin Becker linked the hack to affecting a large area by The Washington Post newspaper, which is owned by Bezos, at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul last year of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi Saudi journalist .
“Our examiner and several specialist concluded with high confidence that the Saudis had access to Bezos’ phone, and gained private information,” de Becker wrote on The Daily Beast website.
He said that while the brother of Bezos’s mistress was paid by the National Enquirer scandal sheet for the release of the information, his role may have been a red herring, and the plot went far far away one man seeking to cash in.
“It’s clear that MBS considers The Washington Post to be a major enemy,” de Becker wrote, mentioning to the oil-rich kingdom’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, whom the US Senate, after a closed-door information by the CIA, named as “responsible” for the murder.
But de-Becker did not state which part of the Saudi government he was blaming for the hack, and gave few details about the investigation that led him to the conclusion that the kingdom was responsible.
The results, he wrote, “have been turned over to federal officials.”
Bezos hired Gavin de Becker Associates to find out how his acquainted text messages and photos made their way into the hands of the Enquirer, which reported on the Amazon chief’s betrayal affair, leading to his divorce.
led by David Pecker, Bezos has accused Enquirer publisher American Media, of “blackmail” for intimidating to publish the closely photos if he did not bring the investigation.
The Amazon chief declined to do so, alternatively publishing copies of emails from AMI.
a Post contributing columnist,Saudi Arabia has stressed that the crown prince was not involved in the killing of Khashoggi.
Riyadh initially said it had no information of his destiny, but later blamed the murder on rogue agents.
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