The phone of billionaire Jeff Bezos was hacked after opening a file containing a video sent from the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s number on WhatsApp.
According to a recent investigation by the Guardian , Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was attacked by the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in 2018. Specifically, on May 1, 2018, Mr. Jeff Bezos and the Saudi Crown Prince exchanged and texted each other on WhatsApp. Later, the Crown Prince’s account sent a video file to Bezos.
After Bezos opened the file, personal data from his phone was quickly extracted. The Saudi crown prince has yet to comment on the information. Meanwhile, billionaire Bezos said he was cooperating with the investigation.
Bezos formed a team to investigate his phone in January 2019 after the National Enquirer page exposed the affair of the world’s richest billionaire. Amazon executives voiced that the National Enquirer extorted money by threatening to publish nude images of him.
“I do not want personal photos published. However, I will not participate in their blackmail activity,” Bezos wrote at the time.
The National Enquirer representative denied Bezos extortion. The company said his girlfriend’s brother Bezos informed reporters of the affair.
Mr. Gavin de Becker – the head of Bezos security revealed an internal investigation in March showing that the Saudi Crown Prince had access to Bezos’s phone and obtained personal information.
According to the Guardian , Bezos is the victim of the hack because he owns the Washington Post , which is having a serious problem with the Saudi Crown Prince. Khashoggi, a Washington Post commentator, was killed in the Saudi consulate after he came here on October 2, 2018, to confirm his divorce from his ex-wife before he could remarry. The CIA determined that bin Salman had ordered the killing of Khashoggi.