New Delhi : The FBI has claimed Syed Farook, one of the perpetrators of San Bernardino shooting, had disabled iCloud backup system, hence making it impossible for the government to recover data.
“The evidence on Farook’s iCloud account suggests that he had already changed his iCloud password himself on October 22, 2015 shortly after the last backup and that the autobackup feature was disabled,” the Verge quoted the government as saying in a statement.
“A forced backup of Farook’s iPhone was never going to be successful, and the decision to obtain whatever iCloud evidence was immediately available via the password change was the reasoned decision of experienced FBI agents investigating a deadly terrorist conspiracy,” the statement added.
The ongoing debate between Apple Inc and the FBI over the former’s encryption policy has reached another level after Apple senior vice-president Eddy Cue recently came in support of the company’s CEO Tim Cook, saying that encryption would benefit hackers and criminals.
Lately, several tech companies, including Google parent Alphabet, Facebook and Microsoft Corp, have come in support of Apple over its encryption policy. (ANI)