Thursday, 14 December, 2017

Apple Slapped With Search Warrant To Unlock Texas Church Shooter's iPhone

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Laurie Berry | 21 November, 2017, 03:12

Authorities are persisting in their efforts to get access to the Texas mass shooter's iPhone, two weeks after 26 people were killed by a gunman at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

In a statement, Apple said its team had "immediately reached out to the Federal Bureau of Investigation after learning from their press conference on Tuesday that investigators were trying to access a mobile phone". Investigators also have a warrant to extract data stored on Kelley's second handset, an LG flip-phone. Apple CEO Tim Cook claimed the court order was an "overreach by the USA government, " and characterized the FBI's request as asking the company to create software that would serve as a "backdoor" through the company's encryption technology, calling it the "software equivalent of cancer".

A Texas Ranger has served a search warrant on Apple for access to the iPhone SE and iCloud account of the Sutherland Springs mass shooter.

Last year, Apple (aapl) refused to comply with a court order in which the Justice Department sought help from the tech giant to unlock the iPhone of one of the shooters involved with the December 2015 San Bernardino, Calif. terrorist shooting. In that case, once again the law enforcement agency delayed contacting Apple, instead opting to try and gain access to the phone and related iCloud account itself.

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The FBI had said that it has been unable to access the encrypted iPhone used by Kelley. "We offered assistance and said we would expedite our response to any legal process they send us", Apple said in a statement. If he had Touch ID enabled, the iPhone could have been unlocked with Kelley's fingerprint during the first 48 hours after the shooting.

IT Pro has approached Apple for comment regarding the latest reports that it has now been served with warrants for the data.

Depending on how often Kelley backed up his phone to iCloud, many of his messages and photos may be accessible to law enforcement. The FBI tried to force Apple to create software that would unlock the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone.

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