iPhone Hack Answered Questions About San Bernardino Attack But Generated No New Leads
Ok, so I assume with this information the case can be closed now.
Breaking into the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook yielded no new leads in the FBI’s investigation, but it did help answer remaining questions about the attack, reports CNN.
According to anonymous U.S. law enforcement officials, the iPhone did not contain encrypted messages or evidence of communications with other unknown ISIS supporters, but it did confirm the shooters did not have outside help as there was no evidence Farook made contact with a third-party during an 18-minute timeline gap.
The FBI has also concluded there was data on the phone it did not have access to previously, an unsurprising find because the iPhone was in use for several weeks after the last iCloud backup. Apple was able to provide data from iCloud backups to the FBI, but the FBI pursued the iPhone unlocking because there was no way to know if there was additional information on the phone without breaching it.
Investigators are now more confident that terrorist Syed Farook didn’t make contact with…
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