The FBI paid under $1 million for the program used to unlock the iPhone, used by one of the San Bernardino shooters a figure smaller than the $1.3 million the agency’s chief suggested the cost.
FBI director James Comey last week said the agency paid more to get into the iPhone than he will make in the remaining seven years and four months he has in his job, suggesting the hack cost over $1.3 billion, based on his annual salary
Investigators are looking into whether shooters Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik, had associates or co-conspirators.
Both husband and wife were the main culprits in the terrorist attack.
The couple died later that day in a shootout with police and the FBI recovered Mr. Farook’s phone, but couldn’t open it, Because of security features of the iPhone.