new york - The US Department of FBI paid nearly a million dollars last year to allow an iPhone to be decrypted. That reports CNBC Monday. It involved an iPhone 5c of the man who committed a terrorist attack in San Bernardino.
The phone was encrypted and the FBI asked Apple for help, but the iPhone maker refused to help out of privacy. Eventually, the FBI acquired special software. According to Senator Dianne Feinstein for an amount of 900,000 dollars. She called the amount in an interrogation by James Comey, the FBI Director.
Who, or which company, has exactly cracked the device has not been announced.
At the San Bernardino attack in 2015, 14 people were killed by the fact that a rationalized couple opened the fire in a government building. The couple came to life after a shot with the police hours after hours.