Amazon CEO and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos had his mobile phone “hacked” way back in 2018 after receiving a WhatsApp text sent from the personal account of the crown prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman months before the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi which led to a breach of data. An explosive report by The Guardian read.
According to the results of digital forensic analysis, the text message is believed to have an encrypted file which when clicked had transferred a large scale of data from the phone of the Amazon billionaire.
The alleged hack has been linked to the murder of Washington Post columnist Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey which took place on October 2nd, 2018. The Saudi Prince was alleged of being a prime accused in the case.
Khashoggi was a Saudi dissident, journalist for The Washington Post, and former general manager and editor-in-chief of the Al-Arab News Channel. His killing was reported to be perpetrated by agents of the Saudi government.
International media had reported that on a fateful day a 15-member squad of Saudi assassins lured Khashoggi to the consulate building on the pretext of providing his papers for his upcoming wedding when he was ambushed, suffocated, and dismembered. Later the final moments captured in audio recordings were subsequently made public.
Meanwhile, the Saudi Arabia has denied the reports labeling them as “absurd”. “We call for an investigation on these claims so that we can have all the facts out,” the official Twitter handle of Saudi Embassy in the USA wrote.
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