Manhattan DA touts use of mercenary hackers to beat phone encryption


November 16, 2017 | New York Daily News

Manhattan DA touts use of mercenary hackers to beat phone encryptionManhattan prosecutors have turned to private hackers to crack criminals’ encrypted cellphones — and even used the tactic to nab a serial child molester, DA Cy Vance Jr. said Thursday. “It’s just impossible to overstate the value of this kind of direct evidence,” Vance said, addressing a crowd at the cybersecurity symposium…