In a shocking kind of revealings that the latest reports have presented Saudi Crown prince was responsible for hacking the phone of Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezo’s back in 2018. As per findings Jeff’s mobile was “hacked” in 2018 after receiving a WhatsApp message that had apparently been sent from the personal account of the crown prince of Saudi Arabia.
The message from the phone of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is believed to have included a malicious file that infiltrated the phone of the second richest man on earth (first at that time). The malicious file was sent as a video file on the messaging app.
As a result of this intrusion, large amounts of data were exfiltrated from Bezos’s phone within hours reported the sources. The revelations can undermine the prince’s effort to lure more western investors to Saudi Arabia, as he has vowed to economically transform the kingdom.
This controversial revealing comes at a time when the Saudi government is already facing pressure for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the global front and particularly from the U.S. The Kindom has however denied hacking of Bezo’s phone.
Inputs from The Guardian