The FBI paid private hackers than $1.3 million for custom software allowing investigators to break into the locked iPhone used by a terrorist in the San Bernardino, Calif., attack last year, Director James Comey indicated on Thursday.
The bureau paid “a lot” of money, Comey said at an Aspen Security Forum event in London on Thursday, without disclosing the specific price tag.
“More than I will make in the remainder of this job, which is seven years and four months for sure.”
The FBI director is paid $183,300 per year, according to federal salary system records.
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