FBI wants access to another terrorist’s iPhone

Here we go again, part II: the FBI wants another iPhone unlocked. Special agent Rich Thorton said that the FBI has obtained the iPhone of Dahir Adan, who stabbed 10 people in a Minnesota mall before a police officer shot and killed him, reports WIRED

As in the case of Rizwan Farook earlier this year, the attacker’s phone is locked with a passcode. Thorton said the FBI is still trying to figure out how to gain access to the phone’s contents.

Dahir Adan’s iPhone is locked,” Thornton told reporters, “We are in the process of assessing our legal and technical options to gain access to this device and the data it may contain.”

The FBI didn’t respond to WIRED’s email or phone calls about the second locked iPhone, and Apple declined to comment as to whether the FBI had asked for its assistance in accessing the device.