UK PM Boris Johnson phone hacked by Saudi Prince Salman

Just when the reports are emerging that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos phone was hacked by Saudi Ruler Mohammad Bin Salman in 2018 to access sensitive information, here comes a piece of information from a source from Daily Mail that the Saudi ruler might also have access to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s mobile phone as the latter had exchanged his number with the former during his regime as a foreign secretary of UK in 2016-18.

Last Wednesday, some of the media resources alleged the Saudi Prince had hacked the Amazon Chief’s mobile phone in 2018 through WhatsApp by sending him a video file of cladily lady dressed up resembling Jeff Bezos Pilot girlfriend Lauren Sanchez.

Security analysts now suggest that the message was infected by a spying malware that had the capability of analyzing and sending all the data from the victim’s device to remote servers.

Bezos could have been made the target as he owns The Washington Post which first published a detailed article on the murder mystery of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was brutally murdered by the ruler of Saudi in 2018.

Now, news is out that the mobile phone of Boris Johnson was also bombarded by ‘Emoji-laden’ WhatsApp messages by Saudi Ruler Mohammad Bin Salman in 2016 which has sparked fears that the UK Prime Minister’s phone might have also been under control of the Saudi Prince- as Ms. Johnson seems to be in regular contact with the Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Bin Abdul AI Saud.

While the PM’s office in Downing Street has refused to comment on the article published in Daily Mail, cyber experts say that opening such files can allow hackers or the threat actors’ access data, photographs and contacts on the infected device.

However, Officials who provide security in all ways to Johnson have assured that the smartphone used by Britain’s PM has all necessary security measures in place which protect the device from all malicious ‘Stuff’.

Meanwhile, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al Saud has dismissed all allegations as absurd and added that Prince Salman does not need to peep into the lives of his friends through their devices.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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