FBI still can’t crack encrypted phone from San Bernardino shootings

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WASHINGTON, DC —  The FBI is struggling to find more information hidden in a cellphone from the San Bernardino shootings.

The phone was owned by Syed Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik.

The couple shot and killed 14 people in December.

Investigators recovered weapons, homemade bombs and a phone from the scene and their home.

The director of the FBI told the Senate Intelligence Committee that the investigation has hit a wall.

“We still have one of those killers’ phones that we haven’t been able to open,” said FBI Director James B. Comey. “It has been two months now and we are still working on it.”

Investigators say they can’t access the data on that phone because it’s encrypted.

They still don’t know if the couple had any outside help or if anyone else knew about their plot.

Unlocking the phone could reveal where the killers went and if they were planning other attacks.


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