FBI paid at least $1 million to hack into terrorist’s iPhone, director says

FBI paid at least $1 million to hack into terrorist’s iPhone, director says

WASHINGTON — The FBI paid more than $1 million to an unidentified third party to help agents unlock the iPhone of a terrorist involved in last year’s San Bernardino, Calif., attacks, the bureau’s director, James B. Comey, said Thursday. Speaking at a security forum in London, Comey elliptically referred to the cost of breaking into the iPhone as being more than the total he will earn in the remaining seven years of his 10-year term as the bureau’s director. Comey earns $183,000 a year. “We paid a lot,” Comey said….

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After missile failure, higher possibility of N.Korea nuclear test

After missile failure, higher possibility of N.Korea nuclear test

The possibility of North Korea conducting a fifth nuclear test, possibly within weeks, has been heightened by a failed missile launch on Friday that was an embarrassing setback for leader Kim Jon Un, South Korean officials and international experts said. North Korea holds a ruling Workers Party congress in early May, at which Kim is likely to trumpet his achievements in building up Pyongyang’s weapons prowess. The South Korean officials and experts say he will be keen to go into the congress with a show of strength, and not a…

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