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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
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There’s a good chance Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and venture capitalist Peter Thiel are having their phones examined right about now, in the wake of new reports about the hacking of Jeff Bezos’ phone.

A forensic analysis commissioned by Bezos suggests that it’s likely his phone was hacked in May 2018 via a file sent from a WhatsApp account used by Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, according to reports in The Guardian and the Financial Times.

The hacking attack came just weeks after Bezos, the CEO of Amazon and owner of The Washington Post, met in person with bin Salman during the latter’s tour of Silicon Valley and the US. The two swapped phone numbers during a dinner meeting and later connected via WhatsApp.

But Bezos wasn’t the only tech luminary or celebrity who met with bin Salman on his three-week tour. So too did Cook, Page, Brin, Thiel and plenty of others. There is no evidence that their phones were also compromised, but given the stunning allegations about how Bezos’ phone was hacked, it’s not unreasonable to wonder whether others may have swapped phone numbers with the crown prince and could be at risk.

The Saudi US embassy called the allegations of hacking “absurd” in a tweet on Tuesday.

Here are some of the tech executives and other notable figures who met with the Saudi crown prince on his 2018 trip, according to The New York Times:

Business financial make money capital trading Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page

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Google co-founder Sergey Brin, left, and Mohammad bin Salman.

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Business financial make money capital trading Google CEO Sundar Pichai

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai, with bin Salman and Brin.

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Business financial make money capital trading Hiroshi Lockheimer, head of Google’s Android and Chrome divisions

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Google senior vice president Hiroshi Lockheimer shaking hands with bin Salman.

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Business financial make money capital trading Venture capitalist Peter Thiel

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Peter Thiel with bin Salman.

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Business financial make money capital trading An assortment of other venture capitalists and tech leaders, including Sam Altman and Vinod Khosla.

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From left, Y Combinator Chairman Sam Altman, Palantir CEO Alex Karp, Khosla Ventures founder Vinod Khosla, Thiel, and bin Salman.
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Business financial make money capital trading Apple’s executive team, including Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams

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Among those at the table on the right are Jeff Williams, Apple’s COO; Lisa Jackson, the company’s head of environment, policy and social initiatives; and Angela Ahrendts, its former retail head.

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Business financial make money capital trading And Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates

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Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates.
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Business financial make money capital trading And Virgin Group founder Richard Branson.

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Richard Branson of Virgin Group

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Business financial make money capital trading Bloomberg founder Michael Bloomberg

business  financial  make money  capital  trading Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud (L) meets with Bloomberg founder and former NYC Mayor Michael A. Bloomberg (2nd R) at a cafe in New York, United States on March 29, 2018.

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Business financial make money capital trading AMC CEO Adam Aron

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AMC CEO Adam ARON
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Business financial make money capital trading And he met with plenty of celebrities, including Oprah.

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Business financial make money capital trading Michael Douglas

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Michael Douglas.
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Business financial make money capital trading And Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

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