Recently, there has been a lot of news that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has asked Apple to unlock the iPhone 5 and iPhone 7 of a man who attacked the U.S. naval base in December. Even President Donald Trump tried to put pressure on the “apple” corporation. The latter refuses to fulfill this requirement, but, as it turned out, the FBI can get the necessary information without the help of Apple.
Last year, FBI investigators were instructed to issue a search warrant for Baris Ali Koch’s property. Among the things seized was the iPhone 11 Pro Max, which, according to the source, the FBI was able to independently access. This is confirmed by the fact that the smartphone was seized on October 11, 2019, and after almost three weeks, on October 30, the FBI received a search warrant.
Baris Ali Koch is accused of assisting in the escape of his brother, who was involved in the crime of jealousy and, after its commission, urgently left the United States.
According to lawyer Koch, the smartphone of his ward was blocked and protected by a password that he did not pass to special services. Hacking the device is associated with the use of the FBI special GrayKey complex, thanks to which you can bypass Apple security protocols to access the user’s personal data.
A later report published indicates that the FBI did indeed successfully use the complex to gain access to the contents of the iPhone 11 Pro Max. GrayKey has been popularized since 2018, when this hacking method was recognized as effective for bypassing the iPhone lock and password. It is reported that now the complex is actively used by US intelligence.