Not behind Jeff Bezos phone hack: Saudi Arabia rejects claim

Not behind Jeff Bezos phone hack: Saudi Arabia rejects claim

On Wednesday Saudi Arabia said that a media report that the Kingdom is behind the hacking of Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezo’s phone was absurd.

The billionaire’s phone was hacked in 2018 after receiving a whatsapp message that had been sent from the personal account of  Saudi’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman.

The encrypted message from the number used by the crown prince is belived to have included a malicious file that infiltrated the phone Bezos had used and extracted large amounts of data within hours.

"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," Saudi's US embassy said in a message posted on Twitter.