After the Riyadh embassy described the accusation of Saudi Arabia of hacking the Bezos phone as ridiculous, Motherboard magazine said that the Saudi crown prince, Muhammad bin Salman, sent a message to US billionaire Jeff Bezos in November 2018 that contained a picture of a girl resembling his "secret lover."
The magazine considered the message a tacit admission of Bin Salman for breaking into Bezos' phone, and threatening to "expose" his relationship with actress and media personality Lauren Sanchez.
Ibn Salman enclosed his message with a "joke", in which he said that "arguing with women is like reading the Software License Agreement ... Ultimately, all you do is you ignore reading the terms of the agreement and press the OK button."
The relationship of the two men at that time began to tense against the background of the killing of the Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, inside his country's consulate in Istanbul, in the beginning of October 2018, especially since the late was one of the writers of the American newspaper "Washington Post", owned by Bezos.
The magazine obtained the image from the results of a special investigation conducted by the "FTI" Foundation on the accusation of the Saudi prince of breaking into the phone of Bezos, CEO of the giant company "Amazon".
In early 2019, the National Enquirer sparked the Bezos and Sanchez relationship scandal, which led to the divorce between Bezos and his wife, Mackenzie, and his loss of $ 36 billion, in the largest divorce settlement in history, amid expectations that Riyadh will be behind the leak of information to the newspaper.
British newspaper "The Guardian" revealed that the penetration suffered by Bezos, which resulted in the destruction of his marriage, was through a message that the Saudi crown prince sent to him personally through "WhatsApp".
The newspaper added that Ibn Salman was exchanging messages with Bezos, and then it became clear later that one of the messages he sent was a "virus" for piracy of Bezos device, according to exclusive information obtained by the newspaper.
She explained that the two men were exchanging "WhatsApp" messages cordially, and on May 1, 2018, a file containing a virus was sent, according to sources who spoke to the Guardian, on the condition of anonymity.
In turn, "Motherboard" published a picture of the message, which is believed to contain the virus, and it is for a video showing the sciences of Saudi Arabia and Sweden, without attaching a text with it, and the two sides did not discuss it later.