FBI Jumped the Gun in Asking Court to Order iPhone Hack: US DoJ Report

technicalstudio | March 27, 2018 | 0 | Tech News

The FBI had not fully determined whether it had the capability to crack open a terrorist’s locked iPhone before seeking a February 2016 court order to force Apple to do so, according to a Justice Department inspector general’s report.

The report, issued Tuesday, pinned the lapse on a lack of effective coordination and communication between FBI units. The case involved an encrypted iPhone recovered after the December 2015 shooting rampage in San Bernardino, California.

The inspector general’s office also found that the FBI lacked capability to break into the iPhone in February and early March 2016, consistent with then-FBI Director James Comey’s testimony to Congress.

This article was sourced from Gadgets360

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