An investigation into the leaking of Amazon CEO and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos’ private phone data has revealed that Saudi Arabia hacked his phone, possibly because of the Post’s coverage of the state-sponsored murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The finding was announced by Gavin de Becker, a security consultant and long-time associate of Bezos, who was recently commissioned by him to find out how his text messages and photos had been obtained by American Media Inc (AMI), the publisher of the tabloid National Enquirer.
“Our investigators and several experts concluded with high confidence that the Saudis had access to Bezos’ phone, and gained private information,” de Becker wrote in an article for The Daily Beast website on Saturday.
On its front page in January, the National Enquirer said Bezos had been “caught cheating on his wife of 25 years with the spouse of a Hollywood mogul!”
A month after the…