US Indicts Two Iranian Hackers Who Posed As Proud Boys And Threatened Dems: Vote For Trump Or Else

The Washington Post reports:

Two alleged Iranian hackers were indicted by the U.S. Justice Department Thursday and accused of engaging in a hacking and disinformation campaign targeting American voters in the run-up to the 2020 U.S. presidential election. Seyyed Kazemi, 24, and Sajjad Kashian, 27, allegedly sent threatening emails to try to scare voters, attempted to break into several states’ voting-related websites, and gained access to a U.S. media company’s computer network.

Officials say the pair sent threatening emails to thousands of voters in October, including many Democrats. They allegedly claimed to be Proud Boys and threatened the email recipients with physical attacks if they did not change party affiliation and vote for then-President Donald Trump. Kazemi and Kashian allegedly tried to break into 11 state voter registration and information websites, according to the indictment.

Read the full article.