DOJ Indicts Two Iranian Men for a Bold Hacking and Disinformation Campaign Prior to the 2020 Presidential Campaign
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Two Iranian men, Seyyed Kazemi and Sajjad Kashian, were indicted by the U.S. Justice Department accused of a hacking and disinformation campaign that targeted American voters in the run-up to the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
Posing as proud boys, the two men allegedly sent threatening emails to try to scare primarily Democratic voters, attempted to break into several states’ voting-related websites, and gained access to a U.S. media company’s computer network. In addition, they threatened the email recipients with physical attacks if they did not change party affiliation and vote for President Donald Trump. The emails seemed to target primarily voters in Florida and Alaska.
According to the indictment, they also pushed a video through Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, primarily aimed at Republicans, claiming to show someone hacking into voter websites to create falsified overseas and absentee ballots. Kazemi and Kashian further allegedly tried to break into 11 state voter registratio…
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