Tag: Mohammed bin Salman (1985- )

Mercy Flight Leaves Yemen Capital, Cracking a 3-Year Blockade

A United Nations plane carrying seven seriously ill Yemenis took off from the rebel-held capital, Sana, on Monday, what aid officials hope is the start of an ongoing humanitarian airlift to save the country’s most desperate citizens. The mercy flight to Jordan, the first from northern Yemen in three years, also offered a glimmer of […]

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Someone Tried to Hack My Phone. Technology Researchers Accused Saudi Arabia.

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. BEIRUT, Lebanon — On June 21, 2018, I received an Arabic text message on my cellphone that read: “Ben Hubbard and the story of the Saudi royal family,” with a link for a website, arabnews365.com. […]

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Jeff Bezos’ Hack Inquiry Falls Short of Implicating National Enquirer

Almost a year ago, Jeff Bezos hinted that Saudi Arabia had played a role in The National Enquirer’s 11-page exposé of his affair with the Los Angeles television personality Lauren Sanchez. In making the case in a post on the website Medium, Mr. Bezos noted that his newspaper, The Washington Post, had published the Saudi […]

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How Jeff Bezos’ iPhone X Was Hacked

SAN FRANCISCO — On the afternoon of May 1, 2018, Jeff Bezos received a message on WhatsApp from an account belonging to Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman. The two men had previously communicated using the messaging platform, but Mr. Bezos, Amazon’s chief executive, had not expected a message that day — let alone […]

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Bezos Phone May Have Been Hacked by Saudi Leader, U.N. Experts Say

A WhatsApp account belonging to Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman appears to have been used to hack into the cellphone of Jeff Bezos in an effort to “influence, if not silence” reporting on the kingdom by The Washington Post, two United Nations human rights experts said on Wednesday. Mr. Bezos, the billionaire chief […]

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U.N. Experts Call for Inquiry Into Hack of Bezos’ Phone

A WhatsApp account belonging to Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman appears to have been used to hack into the cellphone of Jeff Bezos in an effort to “influence, if not silence” reporting on the kingdom by The Washington Post, two United Nations human rights experts said on Wednesday. Mr. Bezos, the billionaire owner […]

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Analysis Said to Tie Hacking of Bezos’ Phone to Saudi Leader’s Account

SEATTLE — A forensic analysis of Jeff Bezos’ cellphone found with “medium to high confidence” that the Amazon chief’s device was hacked after he received a video from a WhatsApp account reportedly belonging to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, according to a person familiar with the Bezos-ordered investigation. After Mr. Bezos, who […]

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