Tag Archives: Shooter’s

FBI Paid Hackers to Get Data From San Bernardino Shooter’s iPhone: Reports

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 ... Read More »

What if the San Bernardino Shooters Had Been Using a Samsung Galaxy Phone?

As Apple continues to battle with the FBI over whether it should help unlock an iPhone used by Syed Rizwan Farook, a gunman in the mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., in December, some people following the debate have raised this question: Would this issue have played out any differently if the phone were an Android, such as a Samsung ... Read More »

Common Software Would Have Let FBI Unlock Shooter’s iPhone

The county government that owned the iPhone in a high-profile legal battle between Apple and the Justice Department paid for but never installed a feature that would have allowed the FBI to easily and immediately unlock the phone as part of the terrorism investigation into the shootings that killed 14 people in San Bernardino, California. If the technology, known as ... Read More »

FBI Asked for Password Reset on Shooter’s iPhone

In the chaotic aftermath of the shootings in San Bernardino, California, in December, FBI investigators seeking to recover data from the iPhone of one of the shooters asked a technician in the California county to reset the phone’s iCloud password. But that apparent fog-of-war error foreclosed the possibility of an automatic backup to the Apple iCloud servers that might have ... Read More »

Donald Trump Calls for Apple Boycott Until Firm Unlocks Shooter’s iPhone

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called on Friday for a boycott of Apple Inc products until the tech company agreed to help the US government unlock the cellphone of one of the killers in last year’s San Bernardino, California, shooting. “Boycott Apple until such time as they give that information,” Trump said at a campaign event in Pawleys Island, South ... Read More »

Apple Ordered to Aid FBI in Unlocking California Shooter’s iPhone 5c

A US judge on Tuesday ordered Apple Inc to help the FBI break into a phone belonging to one of the shooters in the December attack in San Bernardino, California, the latest episode in a long-running dispute between tech companies and law enforcement over encryption. Apple must provide “reasonable technical assistance” to investigators seeking to unlock the data on Syed ... Read More »