“FBI paid more than $ 1.34 million unlock tool for iPhone 5c ‘




The FBI put more than $ 1.34 million on the table for the unlock tool used by the service to access data on the iPhone 5c of an assassin. That Reuters calculated on the basis of statements made by a head of the FBI.

The head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, James Comey, received Thursday at the Aspen Security Forum asked what had paid his service for the software needed to circumvent the protection of iPhone 5c of the perpetrator of the attacks in San Bernardino . He said then that it was more than he could earn in the remaining seven years and four months at the FBI.

Reuters calculates which Comey with his annual salary of $ 183,300 earns $ 1.34 million for the period specified by him. If the correct observation of the CEO, it would therefore appear that the FBI more than the amount paid. The unlock tool works not previously in later models than the iPhone 5c, Comey made ​​known .

It is not known how the method works and the FBI still unsure whether they should be published. Trade in so-called zero-day exploits for which no patch is available yet, it is very lucrative and can produce tens of thousands of dollars. The amount insinuates seems to be exceptionally high, the FBI chief.


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