Source: Business Insider
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ phone was reportedly hacked by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, according to a forensic investigation first reported by The Guardian. The attack occurred after Bezos received a malicious WhatsApp file from an account linked to the crown prince, which resulted in large amounts of data being transferred from his device, according to the investigation. Reports indicate that Bezos was the victim of a targeted attack. But there are measures that both high-profile figures like Bezos and the average smartphone user can take to mitigate the risk of a hack. Such steps could involve using a burner phone when traveling, and making sure your phone is consistently up to date with the latest software and security patches, experts say. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reportedly hacked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ phone in 2018, an infiltration that is said to have resulted in large amounts of data being covertly stolen from the tech executive’s phone over the course of months.