Don't forget, this is the same organization that has initiated dozens of its own "terror plots" and then pretended these "terror plots" were initiated by real terrorists.
FBI Can't Figure Out How to Unlock Encrypted Phone in San Bernardino Investigation
By Brian Bennett
FBI technicians have been unable to unlock encrypted data on a cellphone that belonged to the terrorist couple who killed 14 people in San Bernardino on Dec. 2, the FBI director said Tuesday.
The failure, the second such case in recent months, has left investigators in the dark about at least some of the married couple's communications before they were killed in a shootout with police.
“We still have one of those killers' phones that we haven’t been able to open," FBI Director James B. Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee. "It has been two months now and we are still working on it."
FBI investigators have struggled to retrace the movements and plans of Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, before and after they attacked a holiday party at the Inland Regional Center.
The encrypted data could shed light on why Farook left a bag with several homemade pipe bombs in the conference room, whether they considered additional attacks, or whether the couple was in communication with anyone about their plans before the attack.
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Comey did not describe the phone's model or say if it belonged to Farook or Malik.
Several cellphone models, including Apple's iPhone 6 and Samsung's Galaxy S6, use advanced encryption algorithms that scramble all the data on the device when a pin code is set.
Law enforcement officials have warned for more than a year about their inability to access data on encrypted phones, even after a cellphone company or carrier is served with a warrant.