The FBI Paid Over $1M To Unlock San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone
FBI Director James Comey implied the bureau paid over $1.26 million for the software used to access the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook.By Grant Suneson | April 21, 2016
FBI Director James Comey dropped some clues about how the U.S. government was able to access the information on the San Bernardino, California, shooter's iPhone. It turns out it wasn't cheap.
Speaking at a security forum in London, Comey said the software used cost the FBI "more than I will make in the remainder of this job, which is seven years and four months, for sure."
He’s slated to make around $180,000 a year for the rest of his term, meaning the FBI paid at least $1.26 million to an unidentified third party for the software.