Billionaire Jeff Bezos has been hacked through a suspicious video sent via WhatsApp
Billionaire Jeff Bezos, founder of the Amazon virtual store, was hacked through his iPhone in May 2018, after receiving a message via WhatsApp from the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman.
According to official sources and various cybersecurity experts, the suspicious message contained a video, shortly after the video was delivered, the device transferred hundreds of megabytes of data from the phone, apparently without Bezos‘ knowledge.
Investigations suggest that the theft was 6 gigabytes of confidential information. On the other hand, a full study was done on Bezos‘ phone and according to experts, they found nothing wrong with the video, however, the rest of the message included additional indecipherable code, which apparently contained malicious software written by hackers.
Furthermore, the government of Saudi Arabia denied that it was part of hacking Bezos‘ phone.
We must be careful with suspicious messages or videos sent to us through WhatsApp and not open them, thus avoiding these incidents.
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