I knew there was a reason why I never use that App.
Courtesy of 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.
You may remember that the National Enquirer published a story about an affair that Jeff Bezos had, that included text messages.
That story came out after this supposed hack, and of course David Pecker the chief executive of the National Enquirer’s parent company AMI has a very cozy relationship with MBS.
Do you know who else has a cozy relationship with both the Saudi prince and David Pecker, and also despises Jeff Bezos?
That’s right, you guessed.
Boy, what a strange coincidence don’t you think?