Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ phone hacked by Saudis, investigator says

This is a somewhat bizarre twist…:

Saudi Arabia hacked into Jeff Bezos’s phone and took private information, according to an investigator hired by the Amazon boss.

Gavin de Becker, who Bezos hired to investigate how private messages about a personal relationship were leaked to a tabloid, suggested in a Saturday post at The Daily Beast that the hack was linked to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi reporter who wrote for The Washington Post. Bezos owns The Post.

“Our investigators and several experts concluded with high confidence that the Saudis had access to Bezos’ phone, and gained private information,” de Becker wrote. He said he had provided US authorities with his findings.

The Saudi embassy in Washington didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.[…]

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