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Sunday 4th June 2023 / 15 Zulkaedah 1444

KSA denies reports crown prince behind CEO Amazon’s phone hacking

SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Arabia said Wednesday that it was “absurd” in a news report that the crown prince Muhammad bin Salman was behind the hacking of the phone of Inc founder Jeff Bezos.
In 2018 Bezos ‘ phone was hacked after receiving a WhatsApp message from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s personal account, The international media reported, on Tuesday.

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It is believed that the encrypted message from the crown prince’s number included a deceptive file that managed to infiltrate the phone Bezos had used and extracted huge amounts of data in few hours, the report said.
International media reported that the results of a forensic analysis of Bezos ‘ phone were also seen by Special Rapporteur of the United Nations Agnès Callamard, who considered sufficient evidence and sought the explanation over the matter to Saudi Arabia.
However, Saudi Arabia retained that the leaked media reports or the alleged hacking of Bezos ‘ phone had nothing to do with it.

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While the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Embassy in the United States took to social media and said, “Recent media reports that suggest the Kingdom is behind the hacking of Mr. Jeff Bezos’ phone are absurd. We call for an investigation on these claims so that we can have all the facts out.”
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