Revealed in a filing today, the FBI has successfully unlocked the iPhone 5c used by one of the San Bernardino gunmen. Apple, which has refused to comply with the FBI’s request, was set to face off with the government last Tuesday. The FBI, however, requested a delay for the hearing stating that it had found an outside method that could potentially unlock the device in question without Apple’s help. Now, the FBI has announced that it has been successful in unlocking the device.
While specific details of the method used by the FBI are unclear at this point, the organization stated in a filing that it “successful accessed the data stored on Farook’s iPhone and no longer requires the assistance from Apple.”
Now that the FBI has accessed the data from the device, it will withdraw legal action against Apple. As for what information was on the iPhone, we’ll likely never know as it will be classified.
More to come…