Did Saudi crown prince MBS hack Jeff Bezos’s phone?

UK Based the Guardian, quoting sources, reports that 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 Mohammed Bin Salman .

The message believed to have been sent by the crown prince is believed to have included a malicious file that infiltrated Bezos’s phone.

The Guardian quoting sources reports that large amounts of data was allegedly exfiltrated from Bezos’s phone through the hack.

Bezos’s security team began examining his phone following the publication of details of his private life, including that of an extramarital relationship, by tabloid newspapers.

The security team had found with “high confidence” that the Saudis had managed to “access” Bezos’s phone and had “gained private information” about him.