Recently, the iPhone X of Jezz Bezos, CEO and owner of Amazon, was “hacked”. According to the Washington Post (which is also owned by Bezos), the attack was carried out by Saudi Arabia. This is because the American newspaper has been investigating the case of the murder of its journalist Jamal Kashoggi.
The Washington Post believes Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman was involved in the murder of the journalist. However, it was discovered that Bezos’ iPhone was hacked through a video sent to Amazon’s CEO via WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook.
However, Facebook denies that its communication app was the fault of the notary. A Facebook spokesman told the BBC that “it is impossible that it was WhatsApp’s fault due to the secure encryption contained in the application. The problem can only be with the mobile phone itself.”
The spokesman did not elaborate, simply making statements to defend the company and WhatsApp. However, Apple declined to comment.
One video clip was enough to get on the iPhone
In more detail, the hack contained a video of 4.22 MB in size. The video was sent to Jezz Bezos via WhatsApp via an account belonging to the Saudi prince. The scary thing is that the malware was created to access all files on the CEO’s iPhone, even without the video playing.
At the content level, a few megabytes of data were transferred from Bezos’ iPhone. Rumors indicate that personal photographs have been stolen. It is speculated that there were intentions to blackmail the CEO of Amazon to stifle the case of investigating the death of the journalist.
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