Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Friday April 22, 2016

FBI Paid More Than $1.3M To Break Into San Bernardino iPhone

Why do I have the feeling that this guy is just yanking everyone's chain. I mean, $1.3 million is a lot of money to pay some random hackers to break into that phone. Don't they normally just threaten you with jail time unless you do their bidding? Did they have a money back guarantee in place?

According to figures from the FBI and the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, Comey's annual salary as of January 2015 was $183,300. Without a raise or bonus, Comey will make $1.34 million over the remainder of his job. Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum in London, Comey was asked by a moderator how much the FBI paid for the software that eventually broke into the iPhone. "A lot. More than I will make in the remainder of this job, which is seven years and four months for sure," Comey said. "But it was, in my view, worth it."