WASHINGTON, March 30 (Reuters) – Chief of Amazon security chief Jeff Bezos said Saturday the Saudi government had access to Bezo's phone and received private information from it.
Gavin De Becker, a longtime security guard. The counselor said he had completed his investigation into the leak of leaked text messages between Bezos and Lauren Sanchez, one former TV anchor, which the tabloid of the National Enquirer had dated according to Bezos.
Last month, Bezos accused the newspaper's owner When he tried to blackmail him with the threat of publishing "intimate photos," he allegedly sent for Sanchez, unless he said publicly that the tabloid press was political not motivated.
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In an article for the Daily Beast website, De Becker, the parent company of the National Enquirer, American Media Inc., privately demanded that De Becker deny the discovery of evidence " electronic interception or hacking "in their message collecting process. "
" Our investigators and several experts concluded with great confidence that the Saudis had access to the Bezos phone and received private information, "wrote De Becker." To date, it is unclear to what extent, if at all, AMI The details were known. "
A spokesman for the Saudi embassy in Washington did not immediately respond with a request for comment, saying in February that the Kingdom Secretary of State said Saudi Arabia had absolutely nothing to do with the National Enquirer's coverage of the matter
An AMI representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment, saying that AMI had previously been right to report on the Bezos story.
De Becker said he had the findings to US federal officials, without elaborating (Christopher Bing's report, edited by Mary Milliken and Rosalba O'Brien)