Investigators from the UN have now revealed they have seen forensic evidence that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman was really the one behind the hack of Billionaire Jeff Bezo’s phone and the ensuing attempt to blackmail him. As The Daily Mail reports:
UN investigators have demanded that the US ‘immediately’ launch an investigation into evidence that Jeff Bezos’s cell phone was hacked by Mohammed bin Salman.
David Kaye and Agnes Callamard, two special rapporteurs for the UN, say they have seen forensic evidence which suggests Bezos was hacked after being sent a video file over WhatsApp in May 2018 from the account of the Saudi Crown Prince.
Saudi Arabia has strenuously denied that Bin Salman was involved in the hack, with Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud calling the claims ‘absurd.’
The analysis that Kaye and Callamard refer to is thought to have been carried out by tech firm FTI consulting that Bezos hired to trace the source of a data leak after the National Enquirer broke news of his affair with Lauren Sanchez in January 2019.
Bezo’s was reportedly directly sent spyware during a WhatsApp conversation with the crown prince.