Saudi foreign minister dismisses Bezo hacking allegations

He said it was "absurd" that the U.N. was accusing the crown prince of hacking the Amazon founder in May 2018 through Whatsapp.
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And next tonight, the U.N. Calling for investigations of a possible link between Saudi Arabia's crown prince and the hacking of Amazon chief Jeff bezos. Investigators found that a massive theft of data from his phone began within hours of receiving a whatsapp video file. The Saudi kingdom responding tonight, and here's ABC's chief justice correspondent Pierre Thomas. Reporter: Tonight, the united nations accusing the crown prince of Saudi Arabia of hacking one of the richest men in the world -- Amazon founder Jeff bezos. Our suspicion is that the phone of Mr. Bezos was hacked in relation to his role as the owner of "The Washington post." Reporter: The U.N. Report, which examined data collected by a firm hired by bezos, as well as other evidence, says the hack happened back in may of 2018 in an effort to "Influence and possibly silence" "The Washington post's" critical reporting on Saudi Arabia. Particularly from columnist Jamal khashoggi. Prince who ma'am med bin Salman allegedly sending bezos a video file on whatsapp seen here in this image obtained by vice news. When opened, the file allegedly allowed hackers to break into bezos' phone and download massive amounts of data. The crown prince allegedly sending bezos another whatsapp message of a picture of a woman closely looking like his then-mistress. Ka shaggy was killed inside the Saudi embassy in istanbul. The Saudi foreign minister dismissing allegations of the country's involvement in the hack. Tonight, a justice department official would not comment on the alleged hack, other than to say the U.S. Will investigate malicious activity, including if its sponsored by a nation state. The FBI declined to comment, All right, Pierre Thomas with us live tonight. Pierre, thank you.

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