Since I can't read the article, from anyone that can, how did they come to that figure? Is that just the cost of the exploit or..?
> Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum in London, FBI Director James Comey didn’t cite a precise figure for how much the government paid for the solution to cracking the phone but said it was more than his salary for the seven-plus years remaining in his term at the FBI.
> His annual salary is about $180,000 a year, so that comes to $1.26 million or more.
> “[We] paid a lot’’ for the hacking tool, Mr. Comey said. “But it was worth it.’’
I wonder how exactly it's worth it, given that nothing of interest of relevance was found on the device.