Politics

‘Not an isolated incident’: Lawsuit seeks to hold Apple liable for iPhone hacking

A federal judge has ordered Apple to hand over documents relating to the iPhone hacking, which the FBI believes is connected to the attack on the New York City subway system.

The Justice Department sued Apple for $15 billion in April, claiming the company knew about and failed to prevent the hack and sought to suppress evidence about the attack.

But Judge Lucy Koh in New York issued a temporary restraining order in late September to prevent further discovery and compel Apple to turn over all documents related to the incident.

“The government has been seeking a temporary injunction for nearly three months,” Koh said on Thursday.

“The government’s attempt to delay discovery on this matter by asking a court to vacate the temporary restraining orders is an extraordinary abuse of power.”

Apple said on Wednesday that it would cooperate with the government and that it was confident it would be able to comply with the ruling.

The case is U.S. v.

Apple Inc et al.