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Saudi Crown Prince Allegedly Sent Jeff Bezos’ Malware-Laden WhatsApp Messages

[2020-01-22 11:13:03]

A friendly exchange between Jeff Bezos and Mohammed Bin Salman in 2018 seems to have turned sinister. According to an exclusive report in The Guardian,  the Saudi Crown Prince allegedly sent the Amazon founder malware over WhatsApp. The encrypted message from the number used by Mohammed bin Salman is believed to have included a malicious file that infiltrated the phone of the world’s richest man, according to the results of a digital forensic analysis. This analysis found it “highly probable” that the intrusion into the phone was triggered by an infected video file sent from the account of the Saudi heir to Bezos, the owner of the Washington Post. The two men had been having a seemingly friendly WhatsApp exchange when, on 1 May of that year, the unsolicited file was sent, according to sources who spoke to the Guardian on the condition of anonymity.

Saudi Crown Prince Allegedly Sent Jeff Bezos’ Malware-Laden WhatsApp Messages


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