Iran hackers stole US voter data, posed as Proud Boys in effort to influence 2020 election: feds

Iran hackers stole US voter data, posed as Proud Boys in effort to influence 2020 election: feds


Members of an Iranian hacking group successfully accessed confidential US voting information and infiltrated a media outlet’s computer network in an attempt to intimidate Democratic voters in the lead up to the 2020 presidential election, federal prosecutors said Thursday. 

The two suspects, who were indicted by a grand jury in Manhattan federal court, successfully downloaded confidential voter data from 100,000 voters in an unnamed state in September and October 2020, prosecutors said. 

They then used the data in an attempt to intimidate voters by sending out threatening emails while posing as members of the far-right group the Proud Boys, according to the indictment. 

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