FBI ordered password reset on attacker's phone in San Bernardino case

FBI ordered attacker's phone in Bernardino case have password reset, thus preventing it from retrieving desired data.

@seanridgeley
Published Mon, Feb 22 2016 8:05 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:01 PM CST

The plot has thickened in the San Bernardino terrorist case, as it's been revealed the FBI ordered the Apple ID password on the attacker's phone be reset. The order has given rise to questions about the FBI's competence.

FBI ordered password reset on attacker's phone in San Bernardino case | TweakTown.com

It started when Apple urged authorities to plug the phone of the attacker (Syed Farook) into an outlet in his office, thus triggering an iCloud backup and providing access to the desired data. However, prior to this, the FBI ordered the Apple ID password be reset.

Apple confirmed this in a new FAQ on its website, which addressed the incident as well as other questions that have arisen about the case and the company's stance on encryption.

NEWS SOURCE:daringfireball.net

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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