Senator asks Jeff Bezos for more information on Saudi-linked hack

Photo by Erin Schaff for The Verge

One day after news broke that the crown prince of Saudi Arabia may have been personally involved in the hack of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ phone, a United States senator is asking for more information.

As first reported yesterday by The Guardian, a forensic analysis of Bezos’ phone determined that spyware was planted on the device after Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent a seemingly innocuous video on WhatsApp to the CEO, who also owns The Washington Post. The Saudi government, and the prince specifically, have been linked to the murder of Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was critical of the regime.

Bezos’ private photos were later leaked to the National Enquirer. In a…

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Author: Colin Lecher