Source: Business Insider
New reporting alleges that Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammed bin Salman hacked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ phone through WhatsApp. The report raises renewed concern about top White House aide Jared Kushner’s reported WhatsApp communications with bin Salman. There is no reporting to suggest that Kushner’s phone was hacked. The Guardian reported Tuesday that Bezos’ phone was infiltrated after he opened a malicious video file sent to him from the crown prince’s number on WhatsApp. The Intercept first reported in March 2018 that Kushner had messaged with bin Salman on WhatsApp, a popular encrypted communication app. CNN reported the same in October 2018. Kushner’s lawyer, Abbe Lowell, told the House oversight committee in December 2018 that Kushner was using WhatsApp for official government communications, including with individuals outside the US. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories . Reports that President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and top White House aide, Jared Kushner, used the WhatsApp messaging app to communicate with crown prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia previously caused a stir.