It is open information that Russia meddled in the 2016 election in favour of Donald Trump. However, Russia is not the only country that has made such attempts. Iranian has also backed such assaults on American democracy. Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced charges against two Iranian hackers who are accused of attempts to disrupt the 2020 presidential election. This article by Eric Geller is published by Politico. Here is an excerpt:
Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced charges against two Iranian hackers accused of attempting to sow chaos and fear during the 2020 presidential election.
Seyyed Mohammad Hosein Musa Kazemi and Sajjad Kashian stole more than 100,000 voters’ private information from the election website of an unspecified U.S. state, sent threatening emails to voters and spread false claims about election security vulnerabilities, according to the indictment.
The two men, who worked for an Iranian technology company that has provided services to the regime, also hacked into a news organization as part of an apparent plan to further spread their false claims, the indictment charges. The FBI and the news organization — also unnamed in the indictment — were able to contain the attack and prevent the hackers from doing that, prosecutors said.
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