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How the Saudis and the National Enquirer are linked to the alleged hacking and blackmail attempt against Jeff Bezos

Posted On: 22 Jan 2020   |   Posted By: Business Insider

How the Saudis and the National Enquirer are linked to the alleged hacking and blackmail attempt against Jeff Bezos

In January 2019, Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie announced their surprise divorce. The statement preempted the National Enquirer tabloid's story describing intimate texts and photos from Bezos' extramarital affair.
Bezos also accused the National Enquirer of "extortion and blackmail."
Bezos and his security chief hinted at or accused the Saudis of accessing the Amazon CEO's personal data at the time. The Saudis denied the hacking allegations
The Guardian on Tuesday revealed that Bezos' phone had been hacked by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. That raises a question: How did the Enquirer get hold of the material?
Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and Enquirer owner David Pecker have a years-long business relationship. Pecker's company recently produced a 97-page magazine extolling the "magic" of the new Saudi Arabia.
There is no hard evidence so far, however, that MBS passed Bezos' intimate data to the Enquirer.
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