According to reports in the US press today, the FBI has gone one step ahead in data wars, succeeding in entering the iPhones that are allegedly unable to open. The phone, which was broken, is said to belong to a person who carried out an armed attack on the Navy Air Station Pensacola in late 2019.
According to a report published by CNN today, FBI officials managed to enter a mobile phone of a gunman who attacked the Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida last December. In the statement made, it was stated that at least one of the devices of the perpetrator, who is said to have two different iPhone model smartphones, was accessed.
Apple has recently provided the FBI with the iCloud data from the perpetrator of the incident, but told the FBI that it could not help them gain access to iPhones. The company, which released a statement earlier this year, stated that they were very upset about the tragic terrorist attack at the Naval Air Station Pensacola, but creating a backdoor on iOS would pose a national security threat.
The FBI had been pressing Apple for some time:
Apple refused to unlock iPhone locks, opposing decisions previously made by the US federal courts. At this point, the company had objected to the court order in 2015, saying that such a situation would constitute a ‘dangerous precedent’. On the side of the terrorist attack at the end of 2019, the FBI was putting pressure on Apple to unlock the iPhone of the murdered person.
According to the news of The New York Times, the attacker had an iPhone 7 and an iPhone 5. Apparently, the FBI, who could not find the support he was looking for from Apple in ‘data wars’, found a way to access the attacker’s iPhone in his own way, but this method was not made public.
The FBI wants to press Apple publicly:
According to a report published by Forbes recently, the FBI wants to put pressure on Apple in public. The “data wars” that are constantly flaring between the two sides are the most concrete examples of this.