Inside the Ring: Jeff Bezos’ Text Message Leaks a Security Concern

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Does Amazon chief and Washington Post owner Jeffrey P. Bezos have a communications security problem? More than inquiring minds want to know.

The recent disclosure of leaked phone text messages between Mr. Bezos and his mistress is prompting questions in Washington circles about the security of Mr. Bezos’ private communications.

Gavin de Becker, Mr. Bezos’ security adviser, told The Washington Post that he is investigating how salacious text messages between Mr. Bezos and former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez were obtained and reported by the National Enquirer. The security consultant suspects the leaks were a political hit and part of a bizarre conspiracy by allies of President Trump to smear the world’s richest man, soon to be less wealthy since announcing on Twitter his divorce from wife MacKenzie Bezos.

Read the entire article at the Washington Times.

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Bill Gertz is senior editor of the Washington Free Beacon. Prior to joining the Beacon he was a national security reporter, editor, and columnist for 27 years at the Washington Times. Bill is the author of seven books, four of which were national bestsellers. His most recent book was iWar: War and Peace in the Information Age, a look at information warfare in its many forms and the enemies that are waging it. Bill has an international reputation. Vyachaslav Trubnikov, head of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, once called him a “tool of the CIA” after he wrote an article exposing Russian intelligence operations in the Balkans. A senior CIA official once threatened to have a cruise missile fired at his desk after he wrote a column critical of the CIA’s analysis of China. And China’s communist government has criticized him for news reports exposing China’s weapons and missile sales to rogue states. The state-run Xinhua news agency in 2006 identified Bill as the No. 1 “anti-China expert” in the world. Bill insists he is very much pro-China—pro-Chinese people and opposed to the communist system. Former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld once told him: “You are drilling holes in the Pentagon and sucking out information.” His Twitter handle is @BillGertz.

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