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Sources: Data From San Bernardino iPhone Yields New Information

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By    |   Wednesday, 20 Apr 2016 01:13 PM

The FBI has found information it did not have previously from the hacked San Bernardino shooter's iPhone and has helped investigators answer remaining questions in the ongoing probe, CNN reports.

The FBI is still following leads that they've uncovered from the device and have gotten some answers they were looking for, law enforcement sources told CNN.

Investigators believe shooter Syed Farook did not contact anyone during the 18-minute gap that was missing from the attack timeline.

The phone did not contain evidence of contact with other ISIS supporters and it didn't have any encrypted communication during the period that the FBI is looking at, the officials said.

Investigators are still looking into filling in more details of the 18-minute gap, and finding out why the attackers drove with no apparent purpose around San Bernardino following the shootings.

Government officials announced in March that they had unlocked the phone and dropped a case against Apple, Inc., which they hoped would force the tech company to unlock the phone for them, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Apple still maintains that helping government officials crack into iPhones would potentially expose millions of iPhone users to security risks.

FBI officials told Congress that accessing evidence from phones and other digital devices is becoming harder, according to ABC News.

Getting the help of professional hackers is "just one potential solution," senior FBI official Amy Hess said in testimony, according to the ABC report.

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The FBI has found information it did not have previously from the hacked San Bernardino shooter's iPhone and has helped investigators answer remaining questions in the ongoing probe, CNN reports.
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