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April 10, 2020
Stephanie Kirchgaessner / The Guardian

Stephanie Kirchgaessner / The Guardian  
Justice Department Accuses China Telecom of Lying About Its Cybersecurity Practices, Says the Company Is a National Security Risk, Asks FCC to Block Its Licenses

In the Trump Administration’s latest bid to push China out of U.S. telecom infrastructure, the Justice Department has recommended to the Federal Communications Commission that it block China Telecom from operating in the U.S. by revoking its licenses and warned that the China-backed company was creating “substantial and unacceptable” national security and law enforcement risks for the U.S. The Justice Department said its recommendations were based on new information about China’s alleged role in “malicious cyber activity” targeting the U.S., and fears that China Telecom was vulnerable to exploitation, influence, and control by the Chinese government. The principal law enforcement agency also said that China Telecom had made inaccurate statements to the U.S. regarding its cybersecurity practices and the “nature” of its U.S. operations, which the department said was giving Chinese state actors opportunities to engage in malicious cyber-activity enabling economic espionage and the “misrouting” of U.S. communications. China Telecom denied the allegations claiming that it has been extremely cooperative and transparent with regulators.

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March 30, 2020
Stephanie Kirchgaessner / The Guardian

Stephanie Kirchgaessner / The Guardian  
Saudi Arabia Tracks Citizens as They Travel Around the U.S. Using Weaknesses in SS7 Messaging System, Whistleblower

Saudi Arabia appears to be exploiting weaknesses in the global mobile telecoms network to track its citizens as they travel around the US, according to a whistleblower who is seeking to reveal vulnerabilities in the global messaging system known as SS7. According to data show to the Guardian based on millions of alleged secret tracking requests, the Saudi kingdom is engaged in a systematic spying campaign, with millions of secret tracking requests of messages traveling over the SS7 system and emanating from Saudi Arabia over four months beginning in November 2019. The requests sought to establish the US location of Saudi–registered phones and appeared to originate from Saudi’s three biggest mobile phone companies.

May 28, 2019
Stephanie Kirchgaessner and Nick Hopkins / Guardian

Stephanie Kirchgaessner and Nick Hopkins / Guardian  
Saudi Arabia Accused of Targeting Satirist and Dissident With Pegasus Spyware Developed by NSO Group

Saudi Arabia had been accused of targeting London-based Saudi satirist and dissident Ghanem Almasarir with Pegasus spyware developed by controversial Israeli surveillance company NSO Group, according to a letter of claim sent to the Saudi embassy in London. According to the letter, Almasarir received suspicious text messages in June 2018 that were tracked by experts to a Saudi-focused Pegasus operator. The Saudi government has six weeks to respond to the claim.

June 19, 2019
Jon Swaine, Stephanie Kirchgaessner and Patrick Greenfield / The Guardian

Jon Swaine, Stephanie Kirchgaessner and Patrick Greenfield / The Guardian  
Head of Prestigious Art Gallery in London Resigns After Revelation She Is Co-Owner of Spyware Company NSO Group

The head of the prestigious London art gallery Serpentine Galleries, Yana Peel, has resigned after the Guardian revealed she is the co-owner of notorious Israeli spyware company NSO Group whose Pegasus software has allegedly been used by authoritarian regimes to spy on dissidents. Peel co-owns Novalpina Capital, a private equity firm co-founded by Peel’s husband, that in turn controls a majority stake in NSO Group, a $1bn (£790m) Israeli technology firm. Peel’s co-ownership of Novalpina raises red flags with Index on Censorship, the free-speech campaign group. Peel served as a judge last year for Index’s international freedom of expression awards.

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Boing Boing: CEO of London’s Serpentine Gallery resigns after Guardian investigation accuses her of being part owner of notorious cyber-arms-dealer NSO Group
AP Breaking News: Serpentine art CEO quits amid criticism of spyware firm link
New York Times : Serpentine Galleries Chief Quits, With Harsh Words for Activist Artists
South China Morning Post: London’s Serpentine Galleries head Yana Peel quits over stake in Israeli spyware firm
The Guardian: UK rights advocate co-owns firm whose spyware is ‘used to target dissidents’
Artsy.net: The Serpentine Galleries’s CEO resigned after her ties to a cybersecurity firm were revealed.
SecurityWeek: London Gallery Chief Quits After Israel Spyware Report
Citizen Lab: Letter to Novalpina Capital Regarding Statement on UN Guiding Principles

@razhael: Yikes. @Yanapeel has stepped down from her role as CEO of the Serpentine Galleries. Looks like investing in Israeli spyware is hazardous to your art career.
@gcluley: The head of Serpentine Galleries has resigned after it was revealed she is the co-owner of an Israeli spyware firm NSO Group whose software has allegedly been used by authoritarian regimes to spy on dissidents https://www.theguardian.com/arta
@RonDeibert: CEO of London's Serpentine Gallery resigns after Guardian investigation accuses her of being part owner of notorious cyber-arms-dealer NSO Group https://boingboing.net/2019/06/18/safe-space-for-unsafe-ideas.html …. @doctorow, see also today's letter I sent on behalf of @citizenlab


January 21, 2020
Stephanie Kirchgaessner / Guardian

Stephanie Kirchgaessner / Guardian  
Jeff Bezos’ Personal Phone Was Hacked in 2018 With Malware Sent From the Personal Account of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, Sources

Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos had his mobile phone “hacked” in 2018 after receiving a WhatsApp message sent from the personal account of the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, sources told the Guardian. The encrypted message with an infected video file was sent from the phone number used by Mohammed bin Salman and is believed to have included malware that infiltrated the phone of the world’s richest man, according to forensic analysis. Following activation of the malware, large amounts of data were exfiltrated from Bezos’s phone within hours, according to a person familiar with the matter. The allegations, if true, are likely to raise troubling questions about how the National Enquirer came to publish intimate details about Bezos’s private life, including text messages, nine months after the purported hack. The allegations raise even more troubling questions about what the crown prince and his inner circle were doing in the months leading to the murder of Washington Post columnist and Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed in October 2018, five months after the alleged “hack” of the newspaper’s owner. That murder has been tied to bin Salman. Agnès Callamard, the UN special rapporteur who investigates extrajudicial killings, is reportedly considering a formal approach to Saudi Arabia to ask for an explanation of the Bezos hack.

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The Guardian: Revealed: the Saudi heir and the alleged plot to undermine Jeff Bezos
Bloomberg: Saudi Crown Prince Hacked Jeff Bezos’s Phone, the Guardian Reports
Financial Times: Saudi’s MBS implicated in hacking of Jeff Bezos’s phone
Zero Hedge: Saudis Deny “Absurd” Claim Bezos’ Phone Hacked By Crown Prince
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Slashdot : Amazon Boss Jeff Bezos’ Phone ‘Hacked By Saudi Crown Prince’
Business Standard: Amazon founder Bezos’s phone ‘hacked by Saudi crown prince’ in 2018: Report
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Engadget: Guardian: Saudi prince’s account used to hack Jeff Bezos via WhatsApp
Reddit-hacking: CEO of Amazon reportedly hacked by Saudi Arabian prince via malicious WhatsApp message
The Atlantic: What Jeff Bezos’s Reported Phone Hack Says About Billionaires
Business Insider : Jeff Bezos’ phone was reportedly hacked by the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, in a new twist to the saga of his dramatic divorce — here’s everything we know so far (AMZN)
PCMag.com: Report: Hack of Amazon’s CEO Phone Tied to Saudi Prince
Bloomberg Politics: Saudi Crown Prince Hacked Jeff Bezos’s Phone, Analysis Suggests
Forbes : Bezos’s Phone Hacked By Saudi Crown Prince, Report Says
Newsweek: Mohammed bin Salman Allegedly Stole Data From Jeff Bezos’ Phone to Influence Washington Post Coverage: Report
DAILYSABAH: Saudi Crown Prince MbS hacked phone of Washington Post owner Bezos before Khashoggi murder: report
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Daily Mail : Jeff Bezos had his phone ‘hacked’ in 2018 after receiving WhatsApp from Saudi Arabian crown prince
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WCCFtech: Bezos Hacked: Amazon Boss Was Reportedly Hacked by the Saudi Crown Prince
CNBC: Security consultants hired by Jeff Bezos think his phone might have been hacked by Saudi crown prince, report says
Mashable: Jeff Bezos reportedly hacked directly by Saudi crown prince over WhatsApp
Vox: The Saudi crown prince reportedly hacked Jeff Bezos
The Register – Security: Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia accused of hacking Jeff Bezos’ phone with malware-laden WhatsApp message
SiliconANGLE: Report: Jeff Bezos’ phone was hacked by Saudi prince
Tech Insider: 6 big things we still don’t know in the bombshell report of how Jeff Bezos’ phone was hacked by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
Tech Insider: Jeff Bezos’ phone was reportedly hacked by the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, in a new twist to the saga of his dramatic divorce — here’s everything we know so far (AMZN)
The Sun: Amazon boss Jeff Bezos ‘had his phone hacked after receiving a message from Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince’
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GeekWire: Jeff Bezos’ phone reportedly hacked in 2018 by Saudi crown prince via WhatsApp
Input: Reports: The crown prince of Saudi Arabia hacked Jeff Bezos’s phone
Business Insider: Jeff Bezos’ phone was reportedly hacked by the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, in a new twist to the saga of his dramatic
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BBC News – Home: Jeff Bezos hack: Saudi Arabia calls claim ‘absurd’
Reddit-hacking: Saudi involved in hacking of Amazon boss Bezos’ phone, UN report will say
Daily Maverick: Newsdeck: Saudi involved in hacking of Amazon boss Bezos’ phone, UN report will say
CBC : Saudi involved in hacking of Amazon boss Bezos’ phone, UN report will say
Boing Boing: Forensics team accuses Prince Bone Saw of hacking Jeff Bezos’s phone to obtain kompromat and force Washington Post silence on Khashoggi
Graham Cluley: Jeff Bezos, WhatsApp, and Mohammed bin Salman – what you need to know
Security Affairs: Jeff Bezos phone was hacked by Saudi crown prince
MarketWatch.com – Software Industry News: The Wall Street Journal: Bezos phone was hacked after Saudi crown prince sent video, U.N. report expected to say
Yahoo! News: DAVOS-Saudi foreign minister calls claim that Crown Prince hacked Bezos phone ‘absurd’
AOL: Saudi Crown Prince hacked Jeff Bezos’ phone in 2018, according to U.N. Investigation
MSPoweruser: Saudi Crown Price may have hacked Jeff Bezos’s smartphone
CTVNews.ca: Saudi embassy dismisses claims that Jeff Bezos’ phone was hacked
Deutsche Welle: Saudis deny hacking phone of Amazon, Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos
SecurityWeek: Saudi Dismisses Link to Hack of Amazon Owner Bezos
Al Jazeera English: Saudi denies report kingdom behind hacking of Jeff Bezos’s phone
Gadgets Now: Saudi Arabia dismisses reports it is behind hacking of Amazon boss Jeff Bezos’ phone
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Axios : Bezos’ consultant accuses Saudis of taking Amazon CEO’s phone data
euronews: Saudi Arabia denies hacking Jeff Bezos’ phone
Android Authority: World’s richest man reportedly hacked via WhatsApp
Security – Computing: Jeff Bezos’ phone reportedly hacked via malicious WhatsApp message from Saudi prince
TechJuice: Someone hacked the phone of Jeff Bezos right after receiving a message from Saudi Crowned Prince
Silicon Republic: Saudi Arabia denies crown prince hacked Jeff Bezos’ phone
Variety: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Cellphone ‘Hacked’ Following WhatsApp Message From Saudi Crown Prince (REPORT)
Business Insider: Saudi Arabia denied hacking into Jeff Bezos’ phone and called for an investigation into the ‘absurd’ claims
MediaNama: Digital Media in India: Jeff Bezos’ phone hacked by Saudi crown prince: Reports
BGR : Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ phone hacked by Saudi crown prince, UN report will say
Fortune: Saudi crown prince implicated in hacking of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’s phone
Sky News: Saudi Arabia involved in Jeff Bezos phone hacking, UN to say
Tech Insider: Saudi Arabia denied hacking into Jeff Bezos’ phone and called for an investigation into the ‘absurd’ claims
Techerati: Amazon boss ‘hacked by Saudi Crown Prince’
The Guardian: Bezos hack: UN to address alleged Saudi hacking of Amazon boss’s phone

@skirchy: About that hack. Here's our scoop: Amazon boss Jeff Bezos's phone 'hacked by Saudi crown prince'
@Bing_Chris: Per this report: Bezos was in a WhatsApp chat with Saudi's MBS when unprompted the crown prince sent him a random file. The file it appears contained malware, which allowed Bezos' phone to be hacked ... leading to leaks of photos designed to embarass him
@tomgara: When this headline says "Amazon boss Jeff Bezos's phone 'hacked by Saudi crown prince'" it doesn't mean it figuratively — Mohamed bin Salman personally hacked Jeff Bezos' phone. Incredible.
@joshtpm: man, if this bears out
@GlennKesslerWP: If this is true, the next question: Who in the Trump administration is MBS trading WhatsApp messages with? Amazon boss Jeff Bezos's phone 'hacked by Saudi crown prince'
@carolecadwalla: Amazing & amazingly chilling from @skirchy. Allegation that Saudi's MBS personally hacked Jeff Bezos's phone (Khashoggi's boss)
@donie: If correct, this is wild. "The encrypted message from the number used by Mohammed bin Salman is believed to have included a malicious file that infiltrated the phone of the world’s richest man, according to the results of a digital forensic analysis.”
@ScottMStedman: Holy shit. MBS PERSONALLY hacked Bezos.
@nycsouthpaw: A WhatsApp message from MBS himself carried the malware that compromised Jeff Bezos’ phone, The Guardian reports.
@emptywheel: The allegation that MBS sent Bezos malware to steal files that got leaked to National Enquirer which 1) has a long history of favors for Donald J Trump and 2) had done a sleazy spread for the Saudis makes me wonder how the investigation into National Enquirer died.
@mehdirhasan: Remember this image? Jeff Bezos & Saudi crown prince MBS laughing together in 2018. Well, apparently, it was followed by a friendly Whatsapp exchange between the 2 men. Now it turns out, reports the Guardian, MBS used that Whatsapp exchange to hack Bezos's phone! Wow. Just wow.
@iyad_elbaghdadi: There are big news breaking soon that sit at the intersection of the Jamal Khashoggi murder, the Jeff Bezos phone hack, and Saudi suppression of free speech. I'm one of few people who knows the entire story. If any reporters wish to get in touch, please email press@kawaakibi.org.
@JonLemire: The Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos had his mobile phone “hacked” in 2018 after receiving a WhatsApp message that had apparently been sent from the personal account of the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman
@Ali_H_Soufan: Amazon boss Jeff Bezos's phone 'hacked by Saudi crown prince.' The two men had been having a seemingly friendly WhatsApp exchange, then an intrusion into Bezo’s phone was triggered by an infected video file sent from the account of MBS.
@NoahShachtman: Today in stories The Daily Beast ran ten months ago:
@xor: The details in this story—the crown prince of Saudi Arabia casually sent malware to the world's richest man to exfiltrate sensitive info from his phone—are absolutely jaw-dropping
@hxhassan: Let’s rephrase it once again: The Saudi Crown Prince used Israeli technology to hack the US billionaire Jeff Bezos’ phone. The Saudis bought the technology for state-run hacking purposes. MBS used that to hack someone. Months before he killed Khashoggi
@hxhassan: Unbelievable the more you think about — the Saudi crown prince actually hacked Bezos’s phone. Like the Saudi crown prince used his access to hacking capabilities to infiltrate the world’s richest man. An American. In the US.
@AkiPeritz: Jeff Bezos’ obvious move is to sue the firms that provided this tech to the Saudis into the ground. In every jurisdiction. Show there are serious financial consequences to hacking private citizens. Burn these companies to the ground with your infinite wealth.
@alexstamos: The irony is that NSO Group uses Amazon Web Services to interact with WhatsApp's APIs. So if NSO was behind the intrusion, then some of the key evidence is available to Bezos' excellent AWS security team.
@williamturton: Something I'm still curious about, from the WhatsApp lawsuit vs NSO Group filed in October: who is this 202 phone number? https://washingtonpost.com/context/read-the-whatsapp-complaint-against-nso-group/abc0fb24-8090-447f-8493-1e05b2fc1156/
@kevincollier: Call me crazy but I think it's less that using WhatsApp makes you a target, more being a person of interest to an autocratic regime.
@billmarczak: The Financial Times has seen the forensic report on the alleged hack of Bezos' phone, done by FTI Consulting. They say that the forensic report "does not claim to have conclusive evidence," and "could not ascertain what alleged spyware was used."
@MattGarrahan: We've seen the Jeff Bezos-commissioned report into how his phone was hacked - and the conclusion with "medium to high confidence" was that malware came via a WhatsApp msg from Prince Mohammed bin Salman https://ft.com/content/83dcdf74-3c9b-11ea-a01a-bae547046735


January 22, 2020
Stephanie Kirchgaessner / Guardian

Stephanie Kirchgaessner / Guardian  
U.N. Special Rapporteurs Call for Immediate Investigation by U.S. Into Evidence Jeff Bezos’ Phone Was Hacked With Spyware From Saudi Crown Prince’s WhatsApp Account

UN special rapporteurs, Agnès Callamard and David Kaye are calling for an immediate investigation by the US into evidence indicating that Jeff Bezos, the billionaire owner of the Washington Post, was hacked with spyware deployed in a WhatsApp message sent from the personal account of Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman. In a statement, the two UN representatives said they were “gravely concerned” by the evidence they had reviewed about the apparent surveillance of Bezos in what they described as a possible “effort to influence, if not silence, the Washington Post’s reporting on Saudi Arabia.” The statement followed a Guardian report that said Bezos, who is chief executive of Amazon and the world’s richest man, appeared to have had his mobile phone “hacked” in 2018 after receiving a message sent from the personal WhatsApp account of Prince Mohammed.

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Thomas Brewster – Forbes: If Jeff Bezos’ iPhone Can Be Hacked Over WhatsApp, So Can Yours
The Next Web: Jeff Bezos’ WhatsApp hack is a stark reminder of how anyone can be hacked
Mashable: Jeff Bezos’ DMs hint Saudi crown prince knew private info from hack, report says
Tech Insider: CNN anchor Jake Tapper trolled the Saudi government, saying Jamal Khashoggi could have investigated the reported Jeff Bezos phone hack ‘but you killed him’
NDTV Gadgets360.com: Saudi Arabia Involved in Hacking of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Phone, UN Report Tipped to Say
Databreachtoday : Saudi Arabia Hacked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Phone: Report
Slashdot: Here Is the Technical Report Suggesting Saudi Arabia’s Prince Hacked Jeff Bezos’s Phone
Cyber Security Review: Jeff Bezos hack: Amazon boss’s phone ‘hacked by Saudi crown prince’
CBSNews.com: Bezos claims Saudi Arabia hacked his phone through message sent by MBS
Business Insider: Here’s everything we know about how Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia was apparently able to hack Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ phone
UPI.com: U.N. urges investigation over reports Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman hacked Jeff Bezos’ phone
VICE News: Here’s What We Know About Saudi Arabia Allegedly Hacking Jeff Bezos’ Phone
DataBreaches.net: Saudi Arabia denies hacking Jeff Bezos’ phone
Star Tribune: UN says Jeff Bezos’ phone may have been hacked by Saudis
AP Top News: Alert: UN experts: Information suggests Jeff Bezos’ phone hacked after receiving file from Saudi crown prince WhatsApp account
The Hacker News: Saudi Prince Allegedly Hacked World’s Richest Man Jeff Bezos Using WhatsApp
Fortune: U.N. calls for ‘immediate investigation’ into Jeff Bezos phone hack allegedly involving Saudi Crown Prince
Tech Insider: Here’s everything we know about how Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia was apparently able to hack
The Independent: Jeff Bezos: UN experts say phone was likely hacked after receiving WhatsApp from Saudi crown prince MBS
Daily Dot: Likely file Saudi prince sent to Jeff Bezos’ to hack his phone revealed
TechWorm: WhatsApp Message From Saudi Crown Prince Hacked Amazon Boss Jeff Bezos’s Phone
Technology Review : UN calls for investigation of Saudis allegedly hacking Jeff Bezos
PerthNow: Amazon founder Jeff Bezos allegedly had phone hacked by an account used by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
Android Central : Jeff Bezos’s phone was allegedly hacked by Saudi crown prince in 2018
TechWorm: WhatsApp Message From Saudi Crown Prince Hacked Amazon Boss Jeff Bezos’s Phone
Daily Dot: Likely file Saudi prince sent to Jeff Bezos’ to hack his phone revealed
The Independent: Jeff Bezos: UN experts say phone was likely hacked after receiving WhatsApp from Saudi crown prince MBS
Tech Insider: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reportedly taunted Jeff Bezos with a sexist meme in a sign that the crown prince had access to the Amazon CEO’s private messages (AMZN)
The Hacker News: Saudi Prince Allegedly Hacked World’s Richest Man Jeff Bezos Using WhatsAppWall Street Journal: U.N. Calls for Probe in Alleged Hacking of Bezos’ Phone by Account Tied to Crown Prince
CNN.com: UN calls for investigation after Saudi crown prince implicated in hack of Jeff Bezos’ phone
POLITICO EU: UN experts back suggestion Saudi prince helped hack Bezos
Verdict: UN calls for investigation into Jeff Bezos phone hack
The Guardian: Jeff Bezos: UN calls for investigation into alleged Saudi hack
SecurityWeek: UN Experts Urge Probe Into Alleged Saudi Hacking of Bezos Phone
Digital Journal: UN experts urge probe into alleged Saudi hacking of Bezos phone
The Verge: UN calls for immediate investigation into Saudi role in Jeff Bezos hack
Bloomberg: UN Experts Call For Probe Into Allegations of Bezos’ Phone Hack
TechCrunch: Daily Crunch: Saudis probably hacked Bezos’ phone
TechCrunch: UN calls for investigation after Saudis linked to Bezos phone hack
DAILYSABAH: UN says Saudis may be behind hacking of Bezos’ phone
New York times : U.N. Experts Call for Inquiry into Hack of Bezos’s Phone
Financial Times Technology: Saudi hacking allegations deserve a serious answer
Stars and Stripes: UN panel sees role by Saudi prince in hack of Jeff Bezos’ phone
Engadget: UN calls for investigation into alleged Saudi hacking of Jeff Bezos
GeekWire: Jeff Bezos phone hack: U.N. calls for ‘immediate investigation’ into Saudi crown prince’s involvement
New York Post: UN experts demand investigation into alleged Saudi hack of Jeff Bezos
Last Minute Geek : UN calls for investigation into alleged Saudi hacking of Jeff Bezos
Slashdot: UN Calls For Investigation Into Saudi Crown Prince’s Alleged Involvement in Bezos Phone Hack
NBC News Top Stories: U.N. experts call for probe into hacking of Jeff Bezos’ phone possibly by Saudi crown prince
TechSpot: Jeff Bezos’ phone was reportedly hacked using Saudi Prince’s WhatsApp account
Reuters : Saudi prince had ‘possible involvement’ in hacking of Bezos phone: U.N. experts
CBC.ca : UN experts call for investigation after Saudis linked to Jeff Bezos phone hack
The Verge: UN calls for immediate investigation into Saudi role in Jeff Bezos hack
Bloomberg: Bezos Hack Rekindles Fears About Saudi Crown Prince
Fortune: What the alleged Saudi hack of Jeff Bezos says about the encryption debate
The Guardian: The Guardian view on Jeff Bezos and Saudi Arabia: with friends like these… | Editorial
Financial Times: UN team urges probe into alleged Saudi hack of Bezos’s phone
Reuters: World News: U.N. experts demand probe into alleged Saudi hack of Amazon boss Bezos
Bloomberg: Bezos Hack Rekindles Fears About Saudi Crown Prince
Tech Insider: UN investigators just backed bombshell claims that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman hacked Jeff Bezos’ phone
Daily Beast: Saudi Crown Prince Appeared to Taunt Jeff Bezos Over Secret Affair Before Enquirer Exposé
The Guardian: How the UN unearthed a possible Saudi Arabian link to Jeff Bezos hack
Cyberscoop : Hack of Jeff Bezos’ phone likely happened through Saudi crown prince, analysts tell UN
Daily Maverick: Newsdeck: Saudi involved in hacking of Amazon boss Bezos’ phone, UN report will say
The Age: UN experts say Jeff Bezos phone hack shows link to Saudi prince
BuzzFeed: Jeff Bezos Got A Shady WhatsApp Link From The Saudi Crown Prince And Was Hacked, UN Experts Said
BBC News – Home: Jeff Bezos hack: UN experts demand probe of Saudi crown prince
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TORONTO STAR: UN experts: Jeff Bezos phone hack shows link to Saudi prince
Slashdot : UN Calls For Investigation Into Saudi Crown Prince’s Alleged Involvement in Bezos Phone Hack
CNET: In Bezos phone hack, UN wants answers on Saudi prince’s alleged role
Silicon UK: Did Saudi Arabia Hack Phone Of Amazon Boss Jeff Bezos?
USATODAY: Saudi Arabia denies hacking Jeff Bezos’ phone
CNBC: UN calls for investigation into alleged Saudi crown prince involvement in Bezos phone hack
News : NPR: U.N. Experts Urge Probe Of Reported Hacking Of Jeff Bezos’ Phone By Saudi Arabia
The Independent: Secrets, lies and cyber warfare: What Jeff Bezos' phone hack could tell us about Saudi attacks abroad
Ynet News : UN experts: possible use of Israeli spyware in Bezos phone hack
Inquirer.com: U.N. says Jeff Bezos’ phone may have been hacked by Saudis
Bloomberg Politics: UN Experts Call for Probe of Bezos Phone Hack Allegations
AppleInsider: UN urges US investigation into Bezos iPhone hacking
The Hill: UN links alleged Saudi hacking to effort to silence Washington Post
Bloomberg Politics: UN Panel Links Saudi Prince to Bezos Hack, Effort to Muzzle Post
UPI.com: U.N. urges investigation over reports Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman hacked Jeff Bezos’ phone
Wired : Everything We Know About the Jeff Bezos Phone Hack

@DavidMicRot: Likelihood that Jared's phone was hacked by Saudi Arabia and he is being blackmailed by them right now is terrifying for US.
@nedprice: Not only was the Saudi Crown Prince personally involved in the hacking of Bezos' phone, but this sure makes it sound like MbS himself tried to use the information gleaned from that operation to blackmail Bezos. https://nytimes.com/2020/01/22/world/middleeast/un-experts-call-for-inquiry-into-hack-of-bezos-phone.html
@dnvolz: NEW: Saudi officials close to MBS tell WSJ they were aware of a plan to hack Bezos' phone, but not of any attempt to blackmail him. Qahtani was involved in the hacking effort as part of a broader intimidation campaign against Khashoggi, officials said.


February 6, 2020
Solomon Hughes, Rob Evans and Stephanie Kirchgaessner / The Guardian

Solomon Hughes, Rob Evans and Stephanie Kirchgaessner / The Guardian  
British Government Will Host Controversial Spyware Company NSO Group at Secretive Trade Fair to Be Visited by Repressive Regimes

The British government will host the controversial Israeli spyware purveyor NSO Group to help it market its surveillance technologies at the closed and secretive Security and Policing trade fair in Hampshire next month, which will be visited by repressive regimes. The NSO Group will be an exhibitor at the three-day fair, which will be attended by 60 foreign delegations hosted by the British government. Among the repressive regimes that will be hosted are Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE, Oman, Qatar, and Hong Kong. At least three UK residents are among those who are alleged to have been targeted using spyware sold by NSO, including a prominent London-based satirist who is suing Saudi Arabia in the UK courts alleging that the Riyadh regime targeted him using malware developed by the firm. Facebook-owned WhatsApp is suing NSO Group for allegedly hacking 1,400 of its users. NSO Group’s technology has targeted journalists, and the FBI is investigating whether NSO’s signature technology known as Pegasus has been used against Americans.

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