Originally published at: FBI Claims They Can’t Unlock Dayton Shooter’s Smartphone | Infostormer.com
The FBI is claiming that they can’t unlock the primary smartphone belonging to Connor Betts, the individual who is said to have done that mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio last weekend.
The FBI is having trouble unlocking Dayton mass murderer Connor Betts’ primary smartphone — and it may take years before they crack it.
Agency officials said during a congressional hearing this week that if Betts was using a six- to eight-digit PIN, it could take months or even years to crack the code, The Hill reported Friday.
“We don’t know when we are going to get into the phone,” FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich told House Democrats during one of several briefings on the mass shooting this week, the report said.
Agents unlocked one Samsung phone belonging to Betts, CBS News reported, but the killer had “multiple phones,” the outlet reported.
I call bullshit on this. These people have unlimited resources. They could call up the NSA or any number of other alphabet soup agencies who for years have demanded tech companies give them back doors into all sorts of technology products.
But it sure is convenient that the FBI is claiming they can’t get into the smartphone of this one shooter who has been described as an anti-fascist, a satanist and an Elizabeth Warren supporter.
This is just another weird occurrence in what has been a series of weird occurrences.