Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:
The Guardian writes that Bezos and the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman had a conversation on May 1 of that year on WhatsApp. During that conversation the crown prince also sent a video. An anonymous source says that in the following hours large amounts of data were copied from Bezos’ telephone. The New York Times and the Financial Times also have sources that confirm the story.
The media write that the hack appears from technical research on Bezos‘ telephone, which the big boss himself had ordered. It is ‘very likely’ that Saudi Arabia had access to the telephone and actively collected information.
Possibly that information could be used to stop negative reporting about the country in The Washington Post. Bezos owns that newspaper. …
The reason for Bezos to order the investigation was a publication a year ago by the US American tabloid The National Enquirer of private messages and photos that he had sent with his telephone. From those messages it could be deduced that he had an affair. That same month Bezos and his wife announced divorce. …
Two United Nations experts will come later today with a statement on the allegations about Saudi Arabia. One of them investigates the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October 2018. The other investigates violations of freedom of the press.
Khashoggi was a columnist with The Washington Post. He often criticized Mohammed bin Salman.
UN EXPERTS: SAUDI PRINCE LIKELY INVOLVED IN BEZOS PHONE HACKING The phone of Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos was hacked after receiving a file sent from an account used by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, United Nations experts said. The experts called for an “immediate investigation” by the United States. [AP]