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UN investigators just backed bombshell claims that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman hacked Jeff Bezos' phone

22.1.2020

UN investigators just backed bombshell claims that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman hacked Jeff Bezos' phone

The Saudi government has denied the allegations that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman hacked Bezos' phone, calling them 'absurd.'

Jeff Bezos (center left) and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (center right) at a meeting in 2016. Photo by Pool / Bandar Algaloud/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images The Guardian reported Tuesday an investigation had found Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' phone was hacked by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. UN investigators David Kaye and Agnes Callamard released a statement on Wednesday confirming their belief that Crown Prince Mohammed was involved in the hack of Bezos' phone. The detailed report suggested the tool most likely to have been used in the hack was Pegasus, invasive software from secretive Israeli security firm NSO Group. The Saudi government has denied the allegations, calling them "absurd." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. UN investigators said on Wednesday there are reasonable grounds to believe that Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was involved in a hack of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' phone. The Guardian reported on Tuesday that a forensic investigation of the Amazon CEO's phone had revealed he had been hacked by the Crown Prince in 2018 . A number belonging to Crown Prince Mohammed reportedly sent Bezos a WhatsApp message with a video file that contained malware that infiltrated the billionaire's phone. In their report, the investigators stated that a technical analysis of Bezos' phone suggested that he had been subject to "intrusive surveillance" from Saudi Arabia, and linked Crown Prince Mohammed directly to the hack. They wrote: "Mr. Bezos was subjected to intrusive surveillance via hacking of his phone as a result of actions attributable to the WhatsApp account used by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman." The New York Times earlier reported on Wednesday that the forensic analysis of the phone had been performed by business advisory firm FTI Consulting. There is no detail on how, exactly, the WhatsApp exploitation worked. The UN report pointed to Pegasus, invasive software from secretive Israeli security firm NSO Group. NSO Group is currently being sued by WhatsApp's owner Facebook for comprising users' accounts. Business Insider has contacted NSO Group for comment. Cybersecurity expert at ESET Jake Moore said in a statement: "This has all the hallmarks of the Pegasus spyware, which is a very sophisticated malware... This particular spyware is used on highly targeted individuals and so people of high value or wealth need to be extremely cautious of such tactics used." The Saudi government has pushed back against The Guardian's earlier report , calling the allegation "absurd" and calling for an investigation. The alleged hack is the latest in a long-running saga involved Jeff Bezos, his phone communications, and Saudi Arabia. After US tabloid the National Enquirer obtained and published texts and intimate pictures shared between Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez last year, Bezos commissioned his private head of security Gavin de Becker to find out who was behind the leak. In an extraordinary blog post in February 2019, Bezos pointed to links between American Media Inc (the National Enquirer's parent company) and Crown Prince Mohammed. Bezos also pointed out he owns the Washington Post, the paper which employed murdered Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi's killing is widely believed to have been ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed. A month later de Becker wrote in the that his investigation had concluded with "high confidence" that the Saudis had gained access to Bezos' phone. This is a developing story... SEE ALSO: Read more: Business Insider

So does he wear that outfit in snow? I mean I get that it’s culture and I’m not trying to be snarky or Anthing. UN investigators... Haha!😂😂Who gives a TOOT what the wholly corrupt UN says? A bobshell from one single person who submitted a UN report that was not recognized. You're so fake. It’s easy guys! He cheated on his wife then she found out then she took half of his money and left him alone. And now he is trying to blame anyone for his stupidity 😂

UN is not credible.

Saudi Arabia wants 'investigation' into 'absurd' Jeff Bezos phone hack claims - Business InsiderIn a tweet sent Wednesday, the Saudi embassy in the US called for 'an investigation on these claims so that we can have all the facts out.' 👈🏼☹ haha he is looney a childlover!!!

Saudi involved in hacking of Amazon boss Bezos' phone, U.N. report will sayTwo UN officials will report on Wednesday that there is enough evidence suggesti... I hope they release the juicy details about his live children diet Don't surprises Gee I wonder who put them up to that? Who has an axe to grind with Bezos and is publicly jealous of him? Who has the means and lack of interest in the law to get behind such a thing? I wonder... I wonder.... I wonder....

U.N. officials press Saudi Arabia on hack of Jeff Bezos's phoneBREAKING Tomorrow, the U.N. Special Rapporteurs will release a statement announcing the findings of a forensic investigation that concludes that Jeff Bezos’s phone was likely compromised by a Saudi hacking effort by SuzanneMSmalley SuzanneMSmalley SuzanneMSmalley Hmmm. Was it kushner that helped organize it This is pretty wild.

Bezos’ Phone Was Likely Hacked by Chat Account Linked to Saudi Prince, Audit FindsCybersecurity experts hired by the Amazon founder have alleged that his phone was probably hacked in 2018 by a WhatsApp account associated with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, according to a person familiar with the matter. Do not trust the media, look at what they have done to our country people. Fake news as usual, fake news is the enemy of the people..

Saudi dismisses reports it is behind hacking of Amazon boss Bezos' phoneSaudi Arabia said on Wednesday that a media report that the Kingdom is behind th... Well that's that then. Was it an iPhone? Yeah. Just like they didn’t cut that investigative reporter into pieces while he was still alive . 👁👁

Jeff Bezos' phone was reportedly hacked by Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman - Business InsiderBezos reportedly had a friendly text exchange with bin Salman, after which Salman's sent a file believed to have infiltrated Bezos' phone when opened. Remarkable skillset for a prince to possess. Alexa is what it does all the time Great 👍



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