Apple could force the FBI into revealing how it hacked into an iPhone

Apple may use a Brooklyn drug case to force the FBI to reveal how it hacked into the iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters. Questions are still lingering over how the FBI found a backdoor into the device, but the agency reportedly hired Israeli-firm Cellebrite for technical assistance in accessing the phone.

Over the next two weeks, he Justice Department will disclose whether it will continue with its bid to compel Apple to help access an iPhone in a Brooklyn drug case, according to a court filing on Tuesday. This week the Justice Department withdrew a similar request in California, saying it had succeeded in unlocking an iPhone used by one of the shooters involved in a rampage in San Bernardino in December without Apple's help.