Saudi Arabian officials against Jeff Bezos

Saudi Arabian officials seeking to retaliate against Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos hacked his phone “and gained private information,” Bezos’ security adviser Gavin De Becker asserted last week. The Saudis have allegedly sought to harm Bezos since last October, when The Washington Post, which Bezos owns, began aggressively investigating the role of Saudi leaders in the murder of Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. De Becker recently finished an investigation into how the National Enquirer obtained intimate text messages between Bezos and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez. He said it was “very unusual” that the tabloid seemed eager to reveal its source, Sanchez’s brother. Michael Sanchez says the Enquirer had already seen text exchanges between his sister and Bezos when he was contacted last July, although De Becker could not confirm whether the Enquirer knew the Saudis had hacked Bezos.