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Saudi dismisses reports it is behind hacking of Amazon boss Bezos’ phone – Source Reuters Tech News

FILE PHOTO – Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and Blue Origin speaks during the JFK Space Summit, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., June 19, 2019. REUTERS/Katherine Taylor

CAIRO (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday that a media report that the Kingdom is behind the hacking of Inc (AMZN.O) founder Jeff Bezos’ phone was “absurd.”

The billionaire’s phone was hacked in 2018 after receiving a WhatsApp message that had been sent from the personal account of Saudi’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Guardian reported on Tuesday, citing sources.

The encrypted message from the number used by the crown prince is believed to have included a malicious file that infiltrated the phone Bezos had used and extracted large amounts of data within hours, the report said.

“Recent media reports that suggest the Kingdom is behind a hacking of Mr. Jeff Bezos’ phone are absurd. We call for…

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