The FBI managed to unlock the San Bernardino iPhone with the help of hackers and now it has been revealed that they paid more that $1.3 million to unlock the handset.
FBI director James Comey recently confirmed that then FBI paid more money to unlock the San Bernardino iPhone than he would male in the remaining time he will be in his job before retirement.
James Comey has seven years and four months left in his job as the director of the FBI and Reuters have worked out that he will earn $1.34 million by the time he retires, so this means that the FBI paid hackers more than $1.34 million to help them unlock the device.
The FBI had previously taken Apple to court in an attempt to get Apple to create software to help them unlock the device, Apple had refused to do this as it would have created a back door into their iPhones that could have been used by criminals.
We recently heard that whilst the FBI did not find any new information on the iPhone 5C used by the San Bernardino shooter, the unlocking of the device was able to help them answer questions they had about the case and also confirm that the shooter was not working with anyone else.