The controversy between the FBI and Apple over breaking into the San Bernardino terrorists’ iPhone has taken an ironic twist.
Apple refused to help the FBI claiming they didn’t know how to hack the phone, but now the FBI has broken into it and law enforcement is taking the stance saying they can’t reveal how it happened.
According to Amy S. Hess, the FBI’s executive assistant director of science and technology, the hacking tool belongs to a hidden outside collective that helped the agency.
CNN says that this would mean the FBI paid more than $1.3 million to follow through with the mission without learning how it was operated.
The FBI says that they normally don’t share details about dangerous hacks but this was an unusual circumstance and intense in the public’s interest. Apple has not yet responded to CNNMoney’s request for comments.