Saudi Arabia refuses to Jeff Bezos of phone hacking, calls claim ‘absurd’

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Saudi Arabia has denied that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ phone was hacked during a WhatsApp conversation with the Saudi Prince Muhammad bin Salman, calling the claim “absurd.”

The Saudi Embassy, published a tweet that the release of of denial, adding that the investigation into the matter and, therefore, it can be found in the party who are responsible for them.

“Recent reports in the media suggesting that the Kingdom of god that is behind a hack of the Lord’s Jeff Bezos’ phone, it is absurd,” the Embassy wrote. “We are calling for an investigation into these claims is that we have all of the facts.”


On Tuesday, The Guardian reported that Bezos’ phone was hacked in May 2018, after receiving a coded message from the personal account of the crown prince, who was supposed to be included in a hostile file, and the code, all of which have led to the infiltration of a telephone, a digital forensic investigation, it said.

MUMBAI, INDIA – OCTOBER 16: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, right, along with the American news anchor Lauren Sanchez poses for photos during a “blue carpet” event hosted by Amazon and the Prime Video is located in Mumbai, India on the 16th of January by the year 2020. (Photo by Imtiyaz Shaikh /Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

A large amount of data were said to have been extracted from Bezos’ phone, the outlet reported. It is not clear how this data can be accessed or how it can be used. The file has been sent to the said weeks of the two numbers to be exchanged over a dinner in Los Angeles, california, according to the Financial Times.

The message was supposed to be innocent until the analysis is reportedly conducted by the firm of FTI Consulting, found digital evidence that suggests that it led to the break up, the outlet reported.

Investigators reportedly began looking into Bezos’ phone-in after the National Enquirer published details from his private life this past January. And In February 2019 at the latest, in the American Media, the parent company of the National Enquirer, has said that it would begin an investigation at the level of the council, in order to determine what, if any, actions that must be taken, however, that it believes it acted “lawfully.”

In a scathing blog post in February 2019 at the latest, Bezos wrote a letter to the National Enquirer threatened to expose him, as well as potentially compromising photos of his reported girlfriend, former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez, if he does not put an end to an investigation of the company and to its alleged political ties.

The saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman gestures during a group photo ahead of the Islamic Summit conference of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, and in June of 2019.


Bezos, who also owns The Washington Post, said that he would not give in to “extortion and blackmail,” brands, it would be foolish to say that politics is not a part of it. “Of course, I don’t want their pictures posted, but I will not be participating in the well-known practice of blackmail, political favors, political assassinations, and corruption,” Bezos wrote. “I prefer to stand on it, roll it, log on, and see what crawls out.”

“The FRIEND of letters that I have to make it public, you can see the details of their inflated price proposal,” Bezos continued. “They’re going to publish your personal photographs, unless, of Gavin de Becker and it’s going to be specific to the false public statement to the press that” we have no knowledge or basis for the suggestion that the FRIEND’s coverage was politically-motivated or influenced by political forces.”

The allegations made in the Guardian’s report, may result in the disruption of the efforts made by the country to lure western investors to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as well as the relationship between Saudi Arabia and Silicon Valley.

The British news outlet said it was also to revive the control of the crown-prince did, prior to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, The Washington Post, the writer is killed, five months after the alleged hacking took place.

On Wednesday, the United Nations experts called for an “immediate investigation” by the united states in the information that they have received the impression that Jeff Bezos’ phone was hacked after a file is sent from to the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman’s WhatsApp account.


This story has been updated with the comments made by the United Nations.

The Associated Press and Fox News, David Aaro contributed to this report.

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