Report apparently confirms hacker attack by Saudi Crown Prince

Experts believe that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ phone may have been hacked after getting a file from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s WhatsApp account. This emerges from an analysis by IT forensic experts who examined the cell phone from Bezos. Vice published the report on Wednesday.

Bezos is the owner of the Washington Post newspaper, for which columnist Jamal Khashoggi worked and critically reported on Saudi Arabia. Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October 2018. Crown Prince Mohammed was suspected of ordering the killing because some of the agents involved in the murder worked directly for him.

However, the data showed that Bezos had received a video from the Crown Prince’s WhatsApp account and that “abnormal and extremely changed behavior on the phone” occurred in the hours thereafter. Enormous amounts of data had been transferred from the phone in the coming months.

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