San Bernardino Says FBI at Fault for Losing Data in Shooting Investigation

The FBI reportedly asked San Bernardino County officials to tamper with the iCloud account of one of the suspected shooters in last December’s attack, in an effort that ultimately failed—making it impossible to know if there were other ways of recovering encrypted information without taking Apple to court.

Late Saturday night, San Bernardino officials contradicted the FBI’s claims as to who was at fault for a bungled effort at recovering Syed Farook’s private data from six weeks before the attack, stating that it complied with the agency’s orders to reset Farook’s iCloud password.

That effort only worked to prevent an auto-backup of the data the FBI sought, rendering the information “permanently inaccessible.”

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