UN says Jeff Bezos’ phone may have been hacked by Saudis

UN says Jeff Bezos’ phone may have been hacked by Saudis
FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2017, file photo, Jeff Bezos attends the premiere of "The Post" at The Newseum in Washington. United Nations experts on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 have called for "immediate investigation" by the United States into information they received that suggests that Jeff Bezos' phone was hacked after receiving a file sent from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's WhatsApp account. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File) (Brent N. Clarke)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — United Nations experts have called for an “immediate investigation” by the United States into information they received that suggests that Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos’ phone was hacked.

They say it might have been hacked after receiving a file sent from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s WhatsApp account.

At a time when Saudi Arabia was supposedly investigating the killing of Saudi critic and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi and prosecuting those it deemed responsible, “it was clandestinely waging a massive online campaign against Mr. Bezos and Amazon targeting him principally as the owner of The Washington Post,” the experts said in their statement.

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