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How much did the FBI pay to hack Farook’s iPhone?

How much did the FBI pay to hack Farook’s iPhone? 

At a recent conference in London, according to an article from, FBI Director James Comey made a gaffe and said that the hack cost a lot and if that was not enough to give us an indication, he went on to say that it was more than what he would earn for the remainder of his term.

The president appoints the FBI director for a term of 10 years. James Comey has just over seven years remaining in his term. Now, at the salary of $185,100 per year being paid to the FBI director according to the Office of Personal Management, it therefore means that Comey will be paid just over $1.3 million for the rest of his term.

So, it is safe to say that the FBI paid more than $1.3 million to hack into the iPhone of Rizwan Farook, one of the shooters who killed 14 people in San Bernardino, California on Dec. 2, 2015.

Source: Nextgov


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