Source: Business Insider
Saudi officials close to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (know in the West as MBS) told The Wall Street Journal that they were aware of plans to hack Jeff Bezos’ phone . The unnamed officials also said that senior adviser to the crown prince, Saud al-Qahtani, was also involved in the hacking as part of a broader intimidation campaign against Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi , who was murdered in October 2018 at the hands of Saudi agents. On Wednesday, UN experts published a report on the hacking allegations, calling for an “immediate investigation by US and other relevant authorities” into any role MBS may have played. The UN experts suggested that MBS may have been targeting Bezos because of his ownership of The Washington Post. The Saudi government has called the allegations “absurd” and called for an investigation into the claims. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Saudi officials close to crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, referred to as MBS, said they were aware of plans to hack Jeff Bezos’ phone, according to The Wall Street Journal .