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Tue Jan 21, 2020, 04:09 PM

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos's phone 'hacked by Saudi crown prince'

Source: The Guardian

The Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos had his mobile phone “hacked” in 2018 after receiving a WhatsApp message that had apparently been sent from the personal account of the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, sources have told the Guardian.

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.

Large amounts of data were exfiltrated from Bezos’s phone within hours, according to a person familiar with the matter. The Guardian has no knowledge of what was taken from the phone or how it was used.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/jan/21/amazon-boss-jeff-bezoss-phone-hacked-by-saudi-crown-prince

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herding cats Jan 21 OP
no_hypocrisy Jan 21 #1
lapfog_1 Jan 21 #2
herding cats Jan 21 #3
ToxMarz Jan 21 #6
SunSeeker Jan 21 #4
yaesu Jan 21 #5
Harker Jan 21 #7

Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 04:10 PM

1. So THAT'S how Trump keeps abreast of Jeff Bezos.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 04:15 PM

2. jeff.. the saudis are "all in" with trump

you can't be freindly with them

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 04:24 PM

3. What I'm wondering is if MBS has ever sent Trump or Kushner an infected video?

This was apparently not obvious at the time it occurred. MBS could have all the goods on any of them right this minute.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 05:12 PM

6. That's how they WERE tracking him in 2018

Then his affair was exposed by the National Enquirer and his wife divorced him. So he kind of figured it out back then (that he was hacked, not necessarily who exactly did what) and ended it.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 04:36 PM

4. K & R for exposure.

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Tue Jan 21, 2020, 05:03 PM

5. On orders of tRump no doubt. nt

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Tue Jan 21, 2020, 09:51 PM

7. Headline: Bozo buzzes Bezos. n/t

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