The Department of Justice indicted two Iranian nationals for allegedly interfering in the 2020 election in favor of Joe Biden.
• The DOJ alleges that the Two Iranian Hackers sought to cast doubt in a wide-ranging cyber and disinformation efforts in super of Joe Biden
• During August through November of 2020, Iranian Nationals Seyyed Mohammad Hosein and Musa Kazemi and Sajjad Kashian targeted election websites in 11 states.
• The hackers obtained information of over 100,000 voters in one of the states Voter rolls.
• The hacker group also posed as “proud Boys” members and sent emails to Democrat voters that their info was stolen during the hack, threatening them to vote for Trump.
• The hackers also sent Emails, Facebook messages posing as Proud Boys members to white House and Republican politicians in DC claiming that Democrats were changing votes or corrupting Election infrastructure.
• Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement: “This move demonstrates that we will hold state-sponsored actors to account for attempting to undermine public confidence in the electoral process and U.S. institutions.”
• The Intelligence Community put out a report in March 2021 on foreign threats to the 2020 election warning that Iran “carried out a multi-pronged covert influence campaign” to interfere in the presidential election, further assessing that Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei had authorized this effort.
• The State Department has a $10 million bounty for information that leads to the capture of the two cyber terrorists