FBI will help hack iPhone in murder case after cracking Apple encryption

The FBI has agreed to help prosecutors in a murder case hack into a suspect’s iPhone just days after the agency ended a legal standoff with Apple by announcing it had cracked the encryption on a known terrorist’s phone.

The FBI has declined to tell the tech giant how it managed to access the iPhone 5c of Syed Farook, one of the San Bernardino attackers, and appears prepared to attempt to duplicate the process in other cases.

Requests for assistance have come in from local authorities around the country who believe data stored on the iPhones of victims or suspects could be crucial to their investigations.

  • Millie_Woods

    “Apple, meanwhile, is looking into legal steps by which the FBI would be compelled to tell the company how it managed to circumvent the security measures on Farook’s phone.”

    Lol. Phuc off Apple.

    • luna

      FBI: Apple please help us access data on one iphone.
      Apple: No.

      Apple: Please tell us how you accessed data on one iphone.
      FBI: No.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    An Israeli tech company did the heavy lifting in deciphering the encrypted data. Ironically, this comes after Apple invested a large sum in building a tech research center in Israel.

  • Millie_Woods

    The FBI should publish how it’s done. Phuc Apple.