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Jeff Bezos Allegedly Hacked by Saudi Crown Prince | Avast – Security Boulevard
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Jeff Bezos Allegedly Hacked by Saudi Crown Prince | Avast – Security Boulevard

Analysts and United Nations officials investigating the 2018 hack into Amazon and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos’ phone believe there is credible evidence that the infiltrating malware originated from a video file Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman texted from his personal account. While Saudi Arabia denies any involvement in the hack, The Guardian reported that digital forensics found the allegation “highly probable.”

“Although we do not have yet all the details about the hack, we can already learn some valuable lessons,” commented Avast security evangelist Luis Corrons. “It doesn’t matter if you use an iPhone, or if you are the richest man in the world. We can all become victims. One thing worth noting is that in most cases – including this one – attackers rely on the unwilling collaboration of their victims, usually opening an attachment or clicking a link.”

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