Attorney General William Barr told reporters on Monday at a press conference at the Department of Justice’s headquarters in Washington, DC, that Apple needs to help investigators gain access to the phones used by a Saudi soldier who killed three Americans at a Florida Naval base in December.
At this stage of the investigation, Barr said, digital evidence is vital.
The FBI asked Apple to help gain access to the terrorist’s two phones after its agents were unable to access them.
In the end, the government gained access to the phones without the help of Apple, Breitbart News reported.
At the press conference, Barr said these kinds of digital challenges to investigators are on the rise.