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Senator Accidentally Reveals How Much FBI Spent to Hack San Bernardino iPhone
8 May 2017, 3:12 pm

The FBI won't reveal how exactly it managed to break into the iPhone of the San Bernardino attackers, but it seems they spent $900,000 do get the job done. 

The battle between the FBI and Apple over this particular iPhone was quite messy, with the FBI accusing the Apple of not doing everything it can to help out and Apple saying there was nothing it could do because all the data was encrypted in such a way that not even they could crack it. 

As the battle went on, it was clear Apple wasn't going to move a finger because it simply couldn't. Therefore, the FBI turned to another method, revealing that it had managed to get the data from the device. Despite being sued to reveal its methods, the FBI refused to share this information, saying that it could still use the technique it used for other occasions.

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