Source: Business Insider
Jeff Bezos’ phone was hacked in 2018 after receiving a WhatsApp message from Mohammed bin Salman, according to an explosive new report from The Guardian , which sites multiple sources familiar with the investigation. Bezos reportedly had a friendly texting exchange with bin Salman, after which Salman’s sent a video file — believed to be malicious — that compromised Bezos’ phone when opened. “Large amounts of data” were extracted from Bezos’ phone in a matter of hours, according to the report, but it’s not clear what information was compromised. Bezos’ attorney declined to comment, Saudi Arabia has yet to comment on The Guardian’s report. Visit Business Insider for more stories. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was reportedly hacked by Saudi Arabia crown prince Mohammed bin Salman in 2018, according to a new bombshell report from The Guardian’s Stephanie Kirchgaessner. Citing unnamed sources with knowledge of an international investigation into the hacking, The Guardian report reveals that Bezos’ phone was infiltrated after opening a malicious video file sent from the crown prince’s number on WhatsApp.