Mohammad bin Hackin’!
In 2018, Jeff Bezos received a seemingly innocent text message from an alleged Saudi prince. Evidence is building to suggest it was anything but…
This proves that even a tech titan and the second-richest man in the world is vulnerable to getting cyber attacked. He downloaded the prince’s WhatsApp video and was surprised on Wednesday when he discovered his phone completely overtaken by malware. Poor Jeff!
The Saudi crown prince may have earned himself a powerful enemy. The United Nations has been joined by Bezos’ own forensic experts in investigating these hacking allegations and what Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) was up to. Perhaps he was just inquiring about a package he ordered? The powers that be aren’t convinced.
They want to know if blackmail could be involved as far back as their first contact, when Bezos’ phone started sending data at 29,000 times its normal rate. The public wants to know what MBS may have found on that mighty iPhone 10, and investors want to know how on Earth Facebook, Apple, and to be fair, Amazon, could let this happen!
Apple has long held fame for being absolutely, totally, unequivocally secure. They say a reputation takes years to build but only a moment to destroy, so viral headlines like this need to stay hushed if iPhone sales and stock prices are to correlate in a positive direction going forward.
Facebook’s reputation may already be a write-off. Mark Zuckerberg is no stranger to federal complaints about WhatsApp’s encryption, but he refuses to budge. The more protracted this front-page Bin-Bezos saga becomes, the more likely Washington will force his hand. That would completely change the value proposition of one of Facebook’s fastest-growing products. Investors are on high alert!