According to the Guardian, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ phone was “hacked” in 2018. He received a WhatsApp message from the personal account of the crown prince of Saudi Arabia. The message contained a video and quickly after Bezos received the message large amounts of data were extracted from his phone. So, it’s found highly likely that the phone hack was from the video file. Personal information about Bezos’s private life came out in the National Enquirer nine months later. You can read more details about the hack and investigation here and here.
This incident can easily happen to anyone which is why it’s important to be cyber security aware. We offer cyber training and mock cyber attack scenarios to prepare you and your employees and help create awareness among your employees.