FBI says it has cracked terrorist's iPhone without Apple's help





The Department of Justice says the FBI has accessed the iPhone used by one of the gunmen in the San Bernardino terrorist shooting.
Law enforcement officials were able to break into the phone used by Syed Farook with the help of an unnamed third party.
Government officials did not go into detail about what was found on the phone.
"The FBI has now successfully retrieved the data stored on the San Bernardino terrorist's iPhone and therefore no longer requires the assistance from Apple required by this Court Order," DOJ spokeswoman Melanie Newman said in a statement.
The DOJ is dropping the case against Apple, since it no longer needs the company's help.
Farook was one of two shooters in the December 2015 attack that left 14 people dead, and the government has been trying to force Apple to help bypass the phone's security features.
Apple (AAPL, Tech30) has declined to help, saying it would compromise the security of all iPhone users. The company has argued that law enforcement officials don't understand the consequences of creating a backdoor.

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