FBI paid professional HACKERS one-time FEE to crack San Bernardino iPhone? Gov. Crime

Mar 2016
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The FBI cracked a San Bernardino terrorist’s phone with the help of professional hackers who discovered and brought to the bureau at least one previously unknown software flaw, according to people familiar with the matter.

The new information was then used to create a piece of hardware that helped the FBI to crack the iPhone’s four-digit personal identification number without triggering a security feature that would have erased all the data, the individuals said.

The researchers, who typically keep a low profile, specialize in hunting for vulnerabilities in software and then in some cases selling them to the U.S. government. They were paid a one-time flat fee for the solution.

The bureau in this case did not need the services of the Israeli firm Cellebrite, as some earlier reports had suggested, people familiar with the matter said.

LOL!....................

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/fbi-paid-professional-hackers-one-time-fee-to-crack-san-bernardino-iphone/2016/04/12/5397814a-00de-11e6-9d36-33d198ea26c5_story.html


UNCLE SAM! Wants to pay YOU!

Gee..I wanted it to be Israel hackers here...DANG! They (FBI) could be spreading disinformation here.
But one thing is clear. The US paid Hackers.

HACKERGATE! 2016 anyone? I can't see Conservatives not wanting all measured USED to fight them pesky terrorist! Anyone, Anyone?
Pres. Obama did GOOD!

btw.. I do want to see, the fee paid here. So to know, how our money is spent.