Following the revelation that The National Enquirer had received intimate texts and images between Amazon boss Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanches, Bezos ordered an investigation into who was behind the Privacy violation stuck. Commenting on The Daily Beast Bezos Security Advisor Gavin De Becker says his investigative team "came to the conclusion that the Saudis had access to Bezos' phone," although he did says they do it This access could not be linked to the data claimed by the Enquirer .
In February, Bezos published a notable post on Medium, saying Enquirer and his parent company, AMI, had attempted to blackmail and blackmail him with pictures he'd sent to a woman having an affair. The story is part of a much larger one that includes in the rivalry between Bezos, which also owns the Washington Post (1
After having published his post, Bezos instructed Becker to find out how the tabloid had access to his pictures and texts. It quickly turned out that Sanchez's brother Michael provided the text with the publication, but since then other theories have surfaced: Bezos has been hacked, a secret service has passed the pictures on to the Trump administration or by a foreign government agency Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates.
In his post for The Daily Beast de Becker referred to details that suggest that Michael Sanchez may not have been the source of the lyrics: he said that Enquirer turning to Michael Sanchez, after seeing a textual exchange between Bezos and Lauren Sanchez, which "would clearly mean that the original information came from other channels – another source or method."
He goes on to say that his investigation is "completed." I am very confident that the Saudis had access to Bezos' phone and received private information. "He said that they" did not hit our conclusions easily "and have since passed their findings to federal officials. However, he also says that although they believe that Saudi Arabia may have accessed Bezo's phone, it is not clear whether they are forwarding this information to AMI.
de Becker refers to the story of the Enquirer and its links with the kingdom and paints a picture that uses the land AMI and its publications to the people who regarded it as enemies, such as Bezos and The Washington Post .
Bezos appealed to Saudi Arabia in his post, saying that AMI had been warned of "various measures taken on behalf of the Saudi government" that the Washington Post reported about Khashoggi's murder and the "Saudi Angle seems to hit a particularly sensitive nerve." AMI has since issued a statement denying that Saudi Arabia was involved.