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Amazon Boss Jeff Bezos Hacked After WhatsApp Message From Saudi Crown Prince

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On Wednesday, Saudi Arabia announced that a media report that the Kingdom is behind the hacking of Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos’ phone was “absurd.”

The Guardian reported on Tuesday that the billionaire’s phone was hacked in 2018 after receiving a WhatsApp message that had been sent from the personal account of Saudi’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman.

The report also added that the encrypted message from the number used by the crown prince is believed to have included a malicious file that infiltrated the phone Bezos had used and extracted large amounts of data within hours.

The Saudi’s US embassy said in a message posted on Twitter that “Recent media reports that suggest the Kingdom is behind the 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 connection between the Amazon chief executive and the Saudi government had soured since early last year after he alluded to Saudi Arabia’s displeasure at the Bezos’ owned Washington Post’s coverage of the murder of its columnist and Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Bezos’ security chief said at the time that Saudi had access to his phone and gained private information from it involving text messages between him and a former television anchor, who the National Enquirer tabloid newspaper said Bezos was dating.

Saudi had said it had nothing to do with the reporting.

Source: https://gadgets.ndtv.com/mobiles/news/jeff-bezos-hack-saudi-arabia-refutes-reports-2167809

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Reza Mousavi

Reza Mousavi

Reza is a freelance journalist and content writer with experience in Digital Media and Public Relations. He has 6 years of experience working with media, communication agencies and companies of all sizes and fields. He has written contents for several websites and had published pieces.

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