6 big things we still don't know in the bombshell report of how Jeff Bezos' phone was hacked by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Business Insider | 11/9/2016 | Bani Sapra, Tyler Sonnemaker
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On Tuesday, the Guardian reported an international investigation had concluded that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' phone was hacked via a link in a May 2018 WhatsApp message from Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (known as MBS in the West).

Cybersecurity experts hired by Jeff Bezos to investigate the leaks after details of an affair were leaked to the media also reported similar findings, the Financial Times reported.

Hacking - Fills - Chunk - Timeline - Murder

The hacking fills in a missing chunk in a timeline that links the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who wrote for the Bezos-owned Washington Post, and Jeff Bezos himself, who announced in January 2019 that he was getting divorced.

But many issues still remain unresolved.

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The Guardian published a bombshell report on Tuesday: That Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' phone was hacked by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Report - WhatsApp - Message - Bezos - Salman

According to the report, a WhatsApp message that Bezos received from bin Salman's phone number in May 2019 is believed to have included a "malicious file" that compromised the Amazon CEO's phone. Bezos and the crown prince had previously exchanged a few friendly messages on WhatsApp, according to the report. But within hours of receiving a video file in May, Bezos' phone began to surreptitiously transmit large amounts of data.

Months later, Saudi Arabia was accused of the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a high-profile Saudi critic and columnist for the Washington Post, which is owned by Bezos.

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And in January 2019, Bezos' affair with TV anchor Lauren Sanchez was reported by the National Enquirer, and intimate selfies and text messages that Bezos had sent Sanchez were leaked.

The report of the hacking by the Saudi Kingdom's crown prince would seem to fill in a lot of the missing pieces to this puzzle of intrigue and deception. But there...
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