Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos had received a WhatsApp message in 2018 which he claims contained a malicious file, alleged to be from the personal account of the Saudi Arabian leader Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman.
Meanwhile, Saudi authorities says the claim is outrageous and “absurd”, “We call for an investigation on these claims so that we can have all the facts out.”
UN officials are now set to reveal that it has found credible evidence to support claims of hacking into Jeff Bezos phone by Saudi Arabia in a forensic report commissioned by the Amazon chief.
The report, which was carried out by FTI Consulting, found that large amounts of data began leaving Mr Bezos’ mobile phone a month after he received the file, said to be a video, according to The Guardian.
UN officials maintained that the evidence presented was strong enough to warrant a wider investigation.
Why Would Saudi Arabia Hack Into Jeff Bezos Phone?
Well, your guess is as good as predicting the winter season in January. The Amazon founder has had a personal business dealing with the Kingdom and the crown prince. Taking also into consideration the link between such blue chip company and its role in both private and government sector, Jeff is a prime target.
Secondly, the ambitious Crown Prince would fancy ‘doing a China’ in order to go a step further in actualizing its quest for innovations. Stealing Data is a huge thing these days, it gives you such edge and individuals such as Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Warren Buffet and many other top billionaires must be wary especially if they have any dealings with the government.
The Data allegedly stolen from Jeff’s phone could prove a security risk.