Reuters, citing unnamed British and US officials, reports that a major cyber espionage campaign in Europe and the Middle East is probably the work of Turkish services. The effort, which featured large-scale DNS hijacking, targeted some thirty organizations, including government agencies in Albania, Greece, Iraq, and Cyprus, as well as domestic Turkish groups (including a Freemasons' lodge) thought sympathetic to the failed 2016 coup.
Observers would like to know more about what actually was found on Jeff Bezos’s phone, the device FTI Consulting said (with “medium to high confidence”) was compromised by Saudi Arabia’s government. It seems something was going on in the phone, but also that, as several experts told SecurityWeek, investigation didn’t proceed beyond the circumstantial. The Wall Street Journal hears from other experts to the effect that the inquiry, as described in the FTI report that became public last week, “appeared to forgo important investigatory steps that could have yielded a fuller picture of what occurred on Mr. Bezos’ iPhone X.”
Saudi officials maintain they had nothing to do with Mr. Bezos’s iPhone X, and that if there’s any evidence to the contrary, they’d very much like to see it. On the other hand, a Tweet-storm (significantly bot-driven) is standing up for the Kingdom by, Forbes reports, busily slanging Mr. Bezos and calling for a boycott of Amazon.