As we all are aware about the FBI’s victory as it successfully unlocked the iPhone of the San Bernardino suspect and accessed the data present in it. However, it may not be the key method to unlock hundreds iPhones in criminal cases.
FBI’s iPhone Hacking Method May Not Help Crack Other Cases, Experts say
On Tuesday, New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton said that “The FBI may not share the method with local law enforcement agencies. Even if it shares, the hack may be very expensive for district attorneys offices”, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. has said.
Experts claimed that it is not sure whether this method can work with other iPhones or not.
San Bernardino incident took place on December 2 which reportedly killed 14 persons, investigators in the US are looking to get access to iPhones in drug cases and other crimes, claiming that encryption features refrain them from fetching data in the iPhones.
Manhattan Officials claim that they are possessing about 200 Apple devices which are unreachable to prosecutors of a total of 734 captured between October 2014 and February 2016. The devices were seized during investigations of child sexual abuse, murder, sex trafficking, child pornography, assault, robbery or other criminal cases.
Law Enforcement Official said that the FBI would continue to assist its local and state partner with obtaining proof in cases, suggested that the method used in the San Bernardino case would be disclosed to them. The official who wished not be named as he spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t permitted to publicly comment.