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World UN calls for 'immediate investigation' into alleged Saudi crown prince involvement in Bezos phone hack

16:45  22 january  2020
16:45  22 january  2020 Source:   cnbc.com

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The UN has called for an immediate investigation into the "possible involvement " of Saudi Crown Prince "The information we have received suggests the possible involvement of the Crown Prince in surveillance of Mr. Bezos , in an effort to influence, if

UN experts are demanding an immediate investigation by the US and others into evidence indicating Jeff Bezos , the billionaire owner of the Washington Post “The information we have received suggests the possible involvement of the crown prince in surveillance of Mr Bezos , in an effort to influence, if

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The UN has called for an immediate investigation into the "possible involvement" of

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the hacking of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' iPhone in 2018, UN experts said in a statement Wednesday.

"The information we have received suggests the possible involvement of the Crown Prince in surveillance of Mr. Bezos, in an effort to influence, if not silence, The Washington Post's reporting on Saudi Arabia," the statement said.

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UN human rights experts have demanded an immediate investigation into allegations Saudi Arabia's crown prince hacked Amazon boss Jeff Bezos ' A message from a phone number used by the prince has been implicated in a breach of Mr Bezos 's data. The kingdom's US embassy has called

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was reportedly hacked by Saudi Arabia crown prince Mohammed bin Salman in 2018, according to a new bombshell report from Citing unnamed sources with knowledge of an international investigation into the hacking , The Guardian report reveals that Bezos ' phone

"The alleged hacking of Mr. Bezos's phone, and those of others, demands immediate investigation by US and other relevant authorities, including investigation of the continuous, multi-year, direct and personal involvement of the Crown Prince in efforts to target perceived opponents."

The UN statement concerns forensic investigations into the claim by Bezos — one of the world's wealthiest men and owner of the Washington Post — that the Saudi government carried out a cyberattack against him to extract large amounts of data from his phone, including nude photos sent to his mistress.

The forensic report, carried out by Washington-based business advisory firm FTI Consulting on behalf of the tech titan, could not detail the specific spyware used in the attack but said its experts had "medium to high confidence" that Bezos' iPhone was hacked by malware coming from a Whatsapp account used by the Saudi crown prince.

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We call for an investigation on these claims so that we can have all the facts out.” The fresh allegations about Bezos suggest that even the He declined to comment on the new claims about the crown prince ’s alleged personal involvement in the hack . Both Saudi Arabia and American Media

"Based upon the results of a full forensic examination of the logical file system of Bezos's phone, including network analysis, and an in-depth investigation conducted over several months, FTI reports with medium to high confidence that Bezos's IPhone X was compromised via malware sent from a WhatsApp account used by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman," the report said, according to an excerpt published by the Financial Times.

Riyadh has consistently rejected the accusations, and the Saudi embassy in Washington on Wednesday called the allegations "absurd."

Bezos, through his security consultant Gavin de Becker, has flatly accused the Saudi government of wanting to do him harm. De Becker in March of 2019 alleged that the Saudis had "access to Bezos's phone, and gained private information" and that the government was "intent on harming Jeff Bezos since . . . the Post began its relentless coverage" of the brutal murder of Saudi journalist and critic Jamal Khashoggi in October of 2018. Khashoggi was a contributing writer for the Post with U.S. residency.

Riyadh said the killing was the result of a "rogue operation" that did not involve the crown prince, contradicting the CIA's reported conclusion from late 2018 that implicated Bin Salman as being involved.

This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.

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