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FBI paid professional hackers one-time fee to crack San Bernardino iPhone

Posted By Administration, Thursday, April 14, 2016

The FBI cracked a San Bernardino terrorist’s phone with the help of professional hackers who discovered and brought to the bureau at least one previously unknown software flaw, according to people familiar with the matter.

The new information was then used to create a piece of hardware that helped the FBI to crack the iPhone’s four-digit personal identification number without triggering a security feature that would have erased all the data, the individuals said.

Read the whole story at The Washington Post

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