Iran Behind Massive Election Hack – Feds Make Indictment

Iran Behind Massive Election Hack - Feds Make Indictment

(TheDailyHorn.com) – In the wake of the 2020 presidential election, Democrats created a narrative to suggest the election wasn’t compromised. A year later, that story continues to run into trouble.

On Thursday, November 18, federal prosecutors in New York unsealed an indictment that contradicted the clean election narrative. Allegedly, two Iranian hackers accessed a state computer election system and stole voter registration data. They successfully used the information to target Republican members of Congress, Trump campaign officials, and Democratic voters.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) claims the two Iranians sought to propagate a conspiracy to undermine Americans’ faith and confidence in the US presidential election, thereby dividing the nation. The DOJ said the two men sent emails designed to threaten and intimidate voters and created a video to propagate misinformation about supposed election system vulnerabilities.

In addition, the Justice Department added that the two hackers gained unauthorized access to a media company’s network to spread disinformation, but the FBI and company IT professionals stopped them.

The DOJ said the FBI is committed to stopping those who try to harm US elections. Federal officials said they unsealed the document so the two men, and others with similar intentions, would know the US government is onto them. Officials said the two men would live with targets on them as the US, along with international law enforcement partners, seeks to bring them to justice.

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