‘Israeli company Cellebrite helps FBI with access to iPhone’




An Israeli newspaper report that the hitherto unknown third party who would help the FBI to gain access to the iPhone, is known. It comes to the Israeli company Cellebrite, which also makes products that are used by the Dutch NFI.

Reuters reports that the newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth, the third party has called Cellebrite. However, there is no confirmation from the company. The company, founded in 1999, specializes in the procurement of information from software and hardware for mobile devices, and could therefore be a suitable partner for the FBI. This theory is also consistent with the conclusion of iOS expert Jonathan Zdziarski that it must be a company outside the zones of America. It is not told about the method used.

Cellebrite’s products were recently in the news, then turned the NFI thus the BlackBerrys of suspects in criminal reads and so can determine the content of messages with PGP encryption. Cellebrite is a subsidiary of the Japanese company Sun Corp and working been working with the FBI, for example by delivering products. On his site claims the company, among other things to facilitate access to the iPhone 5c, which is central to this case.

Tuesday was actually hearing scheduled in the dispute between the FBI and Apple on granting access to the iPhone from an assassin. Shortly before the session would begin let the FBI know, however, have a third party references that can provide access to the iPhone. The identity of the party then was not disclosed; the FBI only asked to cancel the hearing and indicated that they needed two weeks to investigate the method.

Cellebrite if indeed the said third party and manage to read the data on the iPhone, the FBI did not need Apple’s help.


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