Saudis hacked Jeff Bezos’s personal data, probe finds

Saudi Arabia’s government gleaned private information from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’s phone, security consultant Gavin de Becker said following an investigation into how texts and intimate photos from Bezos’s phone found their way to the National Enquirer.

“Our investigators and several experts concluded with high confidence that the Saudis had access to Bezos’s phone, and gained private information,” de Becker, the CEO’s longtime security specialist, wrote in an article on the Daily Beast. “As of today, it is unclear to what degree, if any, [Enquirer owner] AMI was aware of the details.”

The Enquirer published
texts between Bezos’s and his paramour Lauren Sanchez then threatened to
publish the photos if Bezos didn’t cool a probe into the Enquirer’s dealings. 

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