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Jeff Bezos phone hack shows link to Saudi prince, United Nations experts say

1 month ago   |   By ABC

United Nations experts say Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos' phone was hacked after he received a file sent from an account used by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
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Jeff Bezos gave Saudi Crown Prince his number at a Hollywood dinner also attended by Kobe Bryant, Disney CEO Bob Iger, and Patriots owner Robert Kraft

Jeff Bezos gave Saudi Crown Prince his number at a Hollywood dinner also attended by Kobe Bryant, Disney CEO Bob Iger, and Patriots owner Robert Kraft

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Jeff Bezos exchanged phone numbers at an April 2018 party in Hollywood, surrounded by other celebrities and CEOs.
Also in attendance at the party were Kobe Bryant, Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Disney CEO Bob Iger, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, Vice co-founder Shane Smith, and former Trump aide Dina Powell, among others.
A UN report published Wednesday alleges that Bezos was hacked by Mohammed months after they exchanged phone numbers. A 2018 Vanity Fair story places Bezos and Mohammed at the party that night.
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The nasty spyware likely used to hack Jeff Bezos lets governments secretly access everything in your smartphone, from text messages to the microphone and cameras - here's how it works

The nasty spyware likely used to hack Jeff Bezos lets governments secretly access everything in your smartphone, from text messages to the microphone and cameras - here's how it works

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos had his phone hacked , and the primary suspect for the hacking is Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
A UN report published Wednesday concludes that Bezos' iPhone was likely hacked using a notorious tool named Pegasus, created by the NSO Group - a secretive firm from Israel that bills itself as a leader in cyberwarfare. Saudi Arabian officials have been repeatedly connected to Pegasus hacks, according to a new UN report .
Pegasus enables hackers to remotely access everything in an infected smartphone, from text messages to location data - and it's next to...
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Here's everything we know about how Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia was apparently able to hack Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' phone

Here's everything we know about how Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia was apparently able to hack Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' phone

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reportedly hacked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' phone in May 2018, the Guardian reported Tuesday - claims that UN investigators backed on Wednesday .
This is the latest development in a year-long saga that begun in January 2019, when Bezos announced his divorce from MacKenzie Bezos, shortly before his relationship with former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez was made public.
News of the affair led to concerns over whether Bezos' phone was hacked, and the investigation that ensued eventually raised the possibility that the Saudi government was responsible for...
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Everything We Know About the Jeff Bezos Phone Hack

1 month ago   |   By Wired

A UN report links the attack on Jeff Bezos's iPhone X directly to Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammed bin Salman.
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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reportedly taunted Jeff Bezos with a sexist meme of his girlfriend before their relationship was made public

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reportedly taunted Jeff Bezos with a sexist meme of his girlfriend before their relationship was made public

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman appears to have had access to Jeff Bezos' private messages after a video message was sent to Bezos' WhatsApp account in April 2018.
The crown prince seemingly went as far as to taunt Bezos last November with a sexist meme that appeared to show his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, months before their relationship became public.
The UN has now backed up the claim that Crown Prince Mohammed was involved in hacking Bezos' phone, calling for an " immediate investigation " into the crown prince.
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UN experts demand investigation into alleged Saudi hack of Jeff Bezos

UN experts demand investigation into alleged Saudi hack of Jeff Bezos

1 month ago   |   By New York Post

United Nations experts demanded an "immediate investigation" into the hacking of Jeff Bezos' phone - confirming that evidence pointed to Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
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U.N. calls for ‘immediate investigation' into Jeff Bezos phone hack allegedly involving Saudi Crown Prince

1 month ago   |   By Fortune

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People's jaws dropped Tuesday night after reading a report from The Guardian that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the world's richest man, had his phone hacked after receiving an infected video from a WhatsApp account used by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The Saudi embassy in the U.S. quickly denied the report in a post on Twitter , calling the allegation “absurd.” “We call for an investigation on these claims so that we can have all the facts...
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UN calls for investigation into Saudi crown prince over reports of hacking Jeff Bezos' phone

UN calls for investigation into Saudi crown prince over reports of hacking Jeff Bezos' phone

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

UN investigators have called for an "immediate investigation by US and other relevant authorities" into Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's alleged role in hacking Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' phone.
The call for an investigation follows a report from the UN that indicates Mohammed sent Bezos a malicious file via WhatsApp in order to steal private information from his phone.
The crown prince already faces UN scrutiny for reportedly ordering the killing of a dissident and orchestrating online misinformation campaigns to quash dissent.
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