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Saudi Arabia calls for probe into 'absurd' reports of Bezos phone hacking


Added 01-21-20 10:56:02pm EST - “Saudi Arabian officials on Tuesday called media reports that the nation hacked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos through a WhatsApp message from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman "absurd" and vowed to investigate the claims.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Saudi Arabia calls for probe into 'absurd' reports of Bezos phone hacking”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Saudi Arabian officials on Tuesday called media reports that the nation hacked Amazon CEO Jeff BezosJeffrey (Jeff) Preston BezosAmazon's 0K donation to Australian fire relief draws criticism World's richest 500 people saw their wealth jump 25 percent in 2019 Top 2020 Democrats target Amazon while spending big money on it: report MORE through a WhatsApp message from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman “absurd” and vowed to investigate the claims.

“Recent media reports that suggest the Kingdom is behind a hacking of Mr. Jeff Bezos' phone are absurd,” the Saudi Embassy in Washington, D.C., tweeted. “We call for an investigation on these claims so that we can have all the facts out.”

Recent media reports that suggest the Kingdom is behind a hacking of Mr. Jeff Bezos' phone are absurd. We call for an investigation on these claims so that we can have all the facts out.

The Guardian reported Tuesday that forensic investigators ruled it was “highly probable” that an encrypted message from the crown prince had contained a malicious file that was able to steal data from Bezos’s phone after a conversation between the two in May 2018.

Nine months after the message was reportedly sent, the National Enquirer published private communications indicating Bezos had engaged in an extramarital affair.

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