FBI paying Cellebrite $15,278 to open Syed Farook’s Apple iPhone 5c?
by Alan F.
March 24, 2016
Just the other day, on the eve of what promised to be a three-ring circus inside a courtroom, the DOJ asked a judge to cancel a hearing scheduled between Apple and the DOJ. The government was trying to force Apple to develop a unique OS that would be used to unlock the Apple iPhone 5c used by deceased terrorist Syed Farook. The government hopes that the phone contains clues to the attack carried out by Farook and his wife that left 14 dead…On Monday, the feds hit pay dirt. The FBI announced that it had found a third party to unlock Farook’s phone. Who was this unnamed hacker who could do something that Apple said couldn’t be done? According to Reuters, Israeli company Cellebrite is working with the FBI to open Farook’s phone. You might recall that many carriers used to use a Cellebrite machine to move a user’s phone contacts over from an old phone to a newly purchased one. READ MORE