Saudi Arabia denies hacking Jeff Bezos’ phone

Jill Petzinger reports that Saudi Arabia has denied a blockbuster claim reported by The Guardian yesterday:

The Saudi Arabian embassy in the United States has denied that the kingdom breached the mobile phone of Amazon (AMZN) owner Jeff Bezos, saying that the reports are “absurd” and calling for an investigation.

According to an investigation by the Guardian newspaper, Bezos’s phone was infiltrated in 2018 via a WhatsApp message that appeared to come from the number of Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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Well, okay, but shouldn’t they call for the investigation and actually get the results before declaring the claims “absurd?” 

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