'Absurd,' Saudi Arabia calls claims MBS hacked Bezos phone

PHOTO: Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud meets Trump Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. on November 14, 2019. [State Department Photo by Freddie Everett/ Public Domain]

“I think absurd is exactly the right word,” said Saudi Prince Faisal


A security forensics team working on the matter of Amazon chief Jeff Bezos's hacked phone and leaked dick pics reports that without a doubt, it all started when Bezos got a video over WhatsApp from Mohammad Bin Salman. The Amazon mogul met Prince Bone Saw, who is widely believed to have ordered the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, at a dinner in 2018. Bezos got a weird message from MBS, who he trusted, and after that video attachment, Bezos's phone started pushing out tons of data.

Cory Doctorow blogged his take on the matter here earlier today.

So, today, the Saudi foreign minister has of course totally denied everything.

Because of course, just like they denied murdering Khashoggi.

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud said on Wednesday that an allegation MBS was involved in the plot to hack the phone of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos was “absurd,” reports Reuters:

“I think absurd is exactly the right word,” Prince Faisal told Reuters in an interview at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos. “The idea that the crown prince would hack Jeff Bezos’ phone is absolutely silly.”

Two United Nations officials will report on Wednesday that there is enough evidence suggesting that Saudi Arabia had hacked Bezos’ phone and both the kingdom and the United States should investigate, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters earlier on Wednesday.

Previously on Boing Boing:
Forensics team accuses Prince Bone Saw of hacking Jeff Bezos's phone to obtain kompromat and force Washington Post silence on Khashoggi [Cory Doctorow]

Read more at Reuters:
Saudi foreign minister calls claim that Crown Prince hacked Bezos phone 'absurd'