When it comes to privacy and security of user data, Apple is really serious and careful. So much so that the company has come into conflict with law enforcement about it. One such case occurred in 2015 when the terrorists were arrested after a shooting incident in the United States. The authorities found one iPhone 5C, which belonged to the shooter and asked Apple to unlock it. Apple refused, and even the courts were involved.
The FBI wanted Apple to unlock the phone, but the company refused to do so. There was a lot of criticism of Apple and eventually the FBI paid a company to unlock the iPhone. A report from The Washington Post has now announced the name of the company. The company in question is Azimuth, which reportedly unlocked the iPhone for $ 900,000.
The name was revealed after Apple sued a company named Corellium This will create online virtual iPhones for research hacking on iPhone.
At that time, Apple CEO Tim Cook explained to employees in a memo why Apple took this stance. In the memo, Cook wrote: “As individuals and as a company, we have no tolerance or sympathy for terrorists. When they commit unspeakable acts like the tragic attacks in San Bernardino, we work to help the authorities achieve justice for the victims. And that’s exactly what we did. Starting with iOS 8, we’ve started encrypting data so that even the iPhone itself can’t read it without the user’s passcode. If it’s lost or stolen, our personal data, conversations, financial and health information are far more secure. ”