The US Justice Department has refused attempts to force Apple to unlock the iPhone, passing on the case of drug trafficking in New York.
According to the prosecutor’s letter, sent to a federal court in New York, the authorities got their own password, which opened access to the device.
FBI Manage To Hack Another iPhone Without The Help Of Apple
iPhone, question, figured in some kind of criminal case related to the drug and the essence of which is not disclosed in the interests of the investigation.
Since October last year, the government has tried in court to oblige Apple to crack the smartphone; however, to consider the case of New York Judge James Orenstein in late February, ruled that Apple is not obligated to assist the investigators in this against their will.
In March, the US Justice Department said it would appeal against this decision, and in early April, confirmed its intention to seek assistance from the corporation.
On Saturday, US authorities said that Apple is already helping law enforcement agencies would be required. Who is assisting intelligence agencies in cracking iPhones? It is not known.
Before that, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation was also in court trying to force Apple to provide access to the iPhone 5c terrorist from San Bernardino in December, who shot 14 people.
The FBI did not know the iPhone code, and its employees repeatedly entered the wrong password.
The operating system iOS security system assumes that after 10 incorrect attempts to enter, the access to the phone is locked, and all data is destroyed. Apple also can not access the phone’s memory.
The court ordered the corporation to create a program, opening access. But Apple refused and appealed the court decision. The company said that such actions are in direct violation of the rights of clients. Many IT-companies have supported it.
As a result, the FBI cracked the iPhone on its own. Intelligence agencies have paid hackers for assistance over $1.3 million.
In the case of drug trafficking in New York featured iPhone and other models. According to informed sources, she talked about the iPhone 5s running iOS 7.
The device could be cracked using the technologies used in the case of the telephone “arrow of San Bernardino”.