Recently, United Nations Officials said that they have got the clue that Saudi Arabia prince has hacked the cell phone of Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO in an effort to “influence, if not silence” the Washington Post’s reporting on the kingdom.
Jeff Bezos, owner of the Washington Post, Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi dissident used to work as a columnist before he was killed by the agent of the Saudi government in October 2018.
Furthermore, the United Nations officials directly linked the Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, to the asserted hacking. According to the report, Jeff and Mohammed exchanged their phone numbers while they were on the dinner party in Los Angeles when the Saudi Leader came for the U.S tour in the year 2018.
The U.N called for an immediate investigation for the same and his involvement in Khashoggi’s murder.
“The circumstances and timing of the hacking and surveillance of Bezos also strengthen support for further investigation by U.S. and other relevant authorities of the allegations that the Crown Prince ordered, incited, or, at a minimum, was aware of planning for but failed to stop the mission that fatally targeted Mr. Khashoggi in Istanbul,” Callamard and Kaye told. ( Source- ABC NEWS)
According to the officials, Bezos’ phone was hacked around in May- June 2018. And even the same Pegasus malware was used to hack the phone of two close associates of Khashoggi, Yahya Assiriaand Omar Abdulazizduring that same period when Bezos’ phone was hacked.
After the U.N gave its statement on Wednesday, the Saudi Embassy in the U.S said this report of the kingdom about the hacking of the Bezos’ phone “absurd”.
The Saudi embassy took the help of twitter and said, “Recent media reports that suggest the Kingdom is behind the hacking of Mr. Jeff Bezos’ phone are absurd”. “We call for an investigation on these claims so that we can have all the facts out.”
Even the Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia disagree with the investigation of the U.N and said, “I think absurd is the right word”.
In between all these statements and accusations, Jeff Bezos posted a photo on Twitter from Khashoggi memorial and also captioned it with only: #Jamal.