Jeff Bezos: Saudi Arabia accused of gaining access to Amazon chief’s phone

Saudi Arabia has accessed the phone of Amazon boss Jeff Bezos and obtained private data from it, his security officer has said.

Gavin De Becker launched an investigation after the National Enquirer published intimate texts that Mr Bezos had sent to his mistress, television anchor Lauren Sanchez.

Shortly before their publication, Mr Bezos had become the subject of tabloid stories after the announcement of his divorce to wife MacKenzie on Twitter.

Last month, Mr Bezos accused the newspaper’s owner of trying to blackmail him with the threat of publishing “intimate photos” he allegedly sent to Ms Sanchez unless he did not publicly state that the tabloid’s coverage of him was not politically motivated.

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Source: Sky News