The message, encrypted with the number used by Mohammed bin Salman, is believed to contain a malicious file that infiltrated the phone of the world’s richest man, according to the results of a digital forensic analysis. The analysis found that the phone was “overpowered” by the owner of the Washington Post, with an infected video file sent from the account of the person who owned the Washington Post.
WhatsApp friendly exchange was taking place between those two people, when on May 1 that year, according to sources talking to the Guardian on the condition of anonymity, the unsolicited file was sent. According to a person aware of the case, a large amount of data was removed from Bezos’ phone within a few hours.
The Guardian does not know what was taken from the phone or how it was used. The extraordinary revelation that the future king of Saudi Arabia may have a personal involvement in targeting the American founder of Amazon will send shocks from Wall Street to Silicon Valley.
It can also undermine the efforts of “MBS”. Is – to woo more Western investors in Saudi Arabia, where they have vowed to change the state financially, even seen the bitterness of their critics and rivals.
This revelation is expected to create a difficult situation for the state as to how the US National Inquirer published intimate details about Bezos’ personal life. What Jordan could have done in the months before Khashogi’s assassination was five months after the alleged “hack” – the Taj Rajkumar and his inner circle, the Washington Post journalist who was killed in October 2018.
Where did this whole story start?
2018 was the year. In the month of March, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived on a three-week long US tour. The aim was to pitch the vision of Saudi Arabia’s development. Also presenting the economic plan of Saudi Arabia in front of America’s elite class. This plan was beyond the production of crude oil. On this tour, the Crown Prince also met many well-known personalities. Among these celebrities were people from the entertainment and business industries. One of these names was Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. The meeting between Bezos and Mohammed bin Salman was full of bitterness. On the one hand, Amazon was preparing to expand its business in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East. On the other hand, Jamal Khashoggi was constantly criticizing the Saudi Prince in the Washington Post. The Washington Post is owned by Jeff Bezos.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.(Photo: Getty)April 4, 2018. Jeff Bezos and Mohammed bin Salman meet for dinner in Los Angeles. After dinner, the two exchanged their phone numbers with each other. After about four weeks. May 1, 2018. Jeff Bezos has received a message on WhatsApp. From the account of Mohammed bin Salman. This was a 4.4 MB video. Jeff’s phone started running out of data within hours of the video being downloaded
After a few months of this hacking. October, 2018. Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul. Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi goes inside the embassy to collect some important documents for his marriage. And then can’t come out. After several months, the Saudis admitted that Khashoggi was murdered inside the embassy. The Washington Post continued to report on the murder. Reports were published about the involvement of the Saudi government and Mohammed bin Salman in Khashoggi’s murder. There was strong opposition in Saudi Arabia
In November 2018, a hashtag that was trending on Twitter in Saudi Arabia was ‘Boycott Amazon’. Jeff Bezos’s blog Jeff Bezos with his girlfriend during a tour of India. In February, 2019, Jeff Bezos wrote a blog. In the blog, he accused American Media Inc (AMI) CEO David Pecker. The allegation was that AMI’s tabloid ‘National Enquirer’ threatened to publish personal conversations of Bezos and his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez. Bezos wrote, I don’t want my personal photos to be published, but I also don’t want to be a part of the game of blackmail, political favoritism, political attacks and corruption. I will fight against it. Let’s see what happens.
Why did Jeff Bezos write this blog? Actually, David Pecker sent a mail to Jeff Bezos. The mail threatened to publish the personal conversations of Jeff Bezos and Sanchez if the Washington Post did not close its investigation into the relationship between the National Enquirer and Saudi. ? Bezos’s security consultant De Baker got the responsibility of investigating this. It did not take long to connect the strings of this incident to Saudi. In March 2019, Baker said after his investigation that Saudi Arabia was trying to influence the reporting of the Washington Post. It was said that Bezos is being targeted because he owns the newspaper.
Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered at the Saudi Embassy in Istanbul. The allegation was on the Crown Prince of Saudi. In February, 2019, De Baker hired FTI Consulting. FTI Consulting investigates Jeff Bezos’s iPhone X. It was learned that the behavior of Jeff’s phone had changed since the download of the Saudi Prince’s WhatsApp video. What came out of this investigation, he shared with the UN agency that is investigating the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. had been
Now the full report of the UN has come out. After the report came, there has been a ruckus. Use of Peagus Spyware In the report of the UN, it is also recorded that a virus named Peagus was used for hacking. This virus was prepared by the Israeli company NSO Group. This virus was also used in 2019. When this virus was sent to about 1400 devices in 20 countries. Among them were many intellectuals, lawyers, Dalit activists and journalists of India.