Audit Finds That Saudi Prince Potentially Hacked Bezos' Phone

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A cybersecurity investigation is concluding that an account tied to the Saudi Royal family hacked Jeff Bezos’ phone.

Jeff Bezos is the founder of Amazon. Amazon had hired cybersecurity experts who work for FTI Consulting. The phone hacking is estimated to have occurred in 2018. More specifically cybersecurity experts found that after Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had sent Bezos a video on WhatsApp, Bezos’ phone had started releasing private data.

Questions regarding Saudi involvement with hacking Bezos’ phone first started after Bezos’ nudes were leaked and the National Enquirer had tried to blackmail Bezos. It was thought that perhaps that the royal family in Saudi Arabia had gained access to those photos through hacking Bezos’ phone.

“We do not comment on, confirm or deny client engagements or potential engagements,” a spokesman from FTI Consulting said.

Additionally, Saudi officials are not confirming the allegations made by FTI Consulting’s investigation.

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

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