In an amicus brief filed with a California court on Thursday, San Bernardino District Attorney Michael A. Ramos intimates an iPhone used by terror suspect Syed Rizwan Farook, and later seized by law enforcement officials, might contain evidence of a "dormant cyber pathogen" threatening the county's data infrastructure.
The curious statement was made in reference to an unspecified threat in violation of California Penal Code Section ?502 covering protections against tampering, interference, damage and unauthorized access to computer systems. Specifically, Ramos says the iPhone in question could contain evidence "that it was used as a weapon to introduce a lying dormant cyber pathogen that endangers San Bernardino County's infrastructure." Beyond that, no other details are offered.
This is worse than ridiculous. It's just another attempt at fear-mongering and getting the less-intelligent segment of the general population on board with giving up their rights. It would be completely laughable if that particular segment of the general population weren't so large...A third co-conspirator? What? One that only got involved in the last 4 weeks since the iPhone was last backed up? One that figured it was better to communicate on a work phone instead of the personal phone? One which exclusively texted with iMessage - so there are no records of any phone calls available from the provider - or emails available from his ISP?It sounds like something fabricated entirely in fantasy-land. It wouldn't surprise me if this DA suggested the virus could be loaded into the the iPhone via its SD card or USB port. (If he's going to make shit up - he may as well give the phone capabilities it doesn't have too!)Seriousliy. This idiot should be forced to produce reasonable cause for the asinine intimations or be relieved of his position. Someone in his position should definitely not be allowed to make shut up out of thin air and then communicate it to the media. His job title gives his ridiculous claims an air of credibility that they most certainly do NOT deserve.
FN mill-gens: no respect for law, no respect for order, no respect for those who have served for your convenience, and right to disagree... but guess what? There are more of us who have served, who love this country, who care for goodness, who pay taxes and don't have the time for your fucking snarky ignorance. Yes, believe it or not, you didn't 'invent' any of the things you see... there are still surprisingly more of us who believe in the rights of 14 innocent people murdered by these demons, (now permanent residents of the Hell), in a broad daylight, in cold blood! Time for class (the one your skipped) b/c the 'Common good' will come before your mere convenience, and faux outrage... the 4th protects us all against 'unreasonable search and seizure' (read it!) ... there is NOTHING at all unreasonable about opening ONE phone to gather intelligence about the possible connections of these evil [email protected]#Ks! Apple is delaying the inevitable ... and what they are doing is minimally is 'obstructing a Federal Investigation,' which is in itself a Crime. Oh, and we ARE still a Nation of Laws, whether you subscribe to anarchy, socialism, individual relativism, or just narcissism... Justice will and does prevail... in this life, or the finally in the NEXT! Yup, I'm sayin' it...God IS and... your violent lack of belief will never change that. So get on board, think about someone other than yourself, or prepare to 'dress lightly' for some bad-ass eternal humid-heat! Peace, and may the Good Lord freely convince you to choose Him! OK, now attack me
Sounds like they are grasping at straws. Do they have evidence of that in the iCloud backups they have? People need to remember that this was an employer issued iPhone, not his personal iPhone. His personal phone and computers were destroyed.