by Brandon Butler
Amazon CEO’s Phone Hacked By Saudi Crown Prince 1/22/2020

Stephanie Kirchgaessner reporting for 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 two were chatting on WhatsApp when Bezos received a video file from the prince containing malware. When the CEO of one of the biggest technology companies in the world tried to play the video, it infected his phone with malware and uploaded gigabytes worth of data from it.

Oops.

The whole story is ridiculous. And don’t forget a year later Bezos was hacked again.