Jeff Bezos iPhone hacking: World leaders are vulnerable too, says UN expert

Two UN experts called for an investigation

One of the United Nations' human rights experts examining Jeff Bezos' claims he was hacked by Saudis warned that world leaders currently gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, are "extremely vulnerable."

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"I am disappointed the [forum] organizers did not put any emphasis on the question of surveillance on their agenda," UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard told The Guardian on Wednesday. "They are all extremely vulnerable."

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Bezos' legal team has alleged that Saudi Arabia and David Pecker, publisher of the National Enquirer, worked together to obtain dirt on him, The Mail reported. Bezos and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia appear to have communicated via WhatsApp after exchanging numbers in 2018.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (L) and Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (R) pose for a photo during his visit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Nov. 9, 2016. (Photo by Pool / Bandar Algaloud/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Two UN experts, including Callamard, called for an investigation by the U.S. into information they received suggesting Bezos opened a video message containing malware that appeared to come from the crown prince's personal account in 2018.

The Saudi Embassy has pushed back against the accusations.

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"Recent media reports that suggest the Kingdom is behind a hacking of Mr. Jeff Bezos' phone are absurd. We call for an investigation on these claims so that we can have all the facts out," the Embassy wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.

World leaders including President Trump met in Davos this week for the forum.

FOX Business' Audrey Conklin and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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