Media report claims Saudi crown prince hacked Jeff Bezos’ phone, Saudi dismisses report - News Summed Up

Media report claims Saudi crown prince hacked Jeff Bezos’ phone, Saudi dismisses report


The encrypted message from the number used by the crown prince is believed to have included a malicious file that infiltrated the phone Bezos had used and extracted large amounts of data within hours, the report said. “Recent media reports that suggest the Kingdom is behind a hacking of Mr. Jeff Bezos' phone are absurd. The Saudi embassy in Washington on Tuesday dismissed suggestions that the kingdom hacked the phone of Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos, as media reports linked the security breach to a WhatsApp message from an account of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. “Recent media reports that suggest the Kingdom is behind a hacking of Mr Jeff Bezos' phone are absurd,” the Saudi Arabian embassy said on its Twitter account. “We call for an investigation on these claims so that we can have all the facts out.”


Source: The Hindu January 22, 2020 05:06 UTC



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