Russian police offer $37,000 bounty to hack iPhone encryption

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Not only are U.S. law enforcement officials fighting Apple on iPhone encryption for criminal cases, it appears that the Russian police want to be able to hack Apple's smartphones in a similar effort to fight crime. Russian authorities are reportedly buying equipment that will enable them to hack Apple's iOS encryption, and officials are also offering a $37,000 bounty to whomever could hack the phones.

As reported on RT News:

"If Apple products were to be used to commit crime, this equipment would help experts to search such a device for information pertaining to a criminal investigation," police spokesperson Nina Pelevina told Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper.

Source: RT News

Chuong H Nguyen