Hacking is associated with the murder of journalist Jamal Khashukji.
The phone of the American billionaire Jeff Bezos was hacked in 2018 after receiving a WhatsApp message from the Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman. About it writes The Guardian.
According to the publication, this happened on May 1, 2018 during a friendly conversation. Presumably, the message from the prince contained a malicious file that allowed Bezos to penetrate the phone.
According to a source familiar with the situation, over the next few hours large amounts of data were sent to the billionaire’s phone. What exactly was sent and how it was used is not specified.
Presumably, this information may lead to a re-investigation of the details of the death of the journalist Jamal Khashukji, who was killed five months after the hack. This is due to the fact that Bezos owns The Washington Post, where Hashukji worked. The businessman acquired the publication in 2013 for $ 250 million.
The Saudi embassy called the absurdity of media assumptions about the guilt of the prince in breaking the phone Jeff Bezos.
In March 2019, Bezos security consultant Gavin de Becker announced that Arabian hackers cracked the billionaire’s phone. He believed that the hacking was connected with the work of Khashukji and the active coverage of his death.