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Iranian hackers accessed US voter data

Iranian hackers targeted American voters and were able to access their data. This enabled them to send threatening emails to voters a few weeks ago. The FBI is speaking on the matter today.

The FBI and the U.S. Agency for Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security (CISA) have partially confirmed the authenticity of a video distributed as part of a disinformation campaign. She briefly attracted attention when she appeared publicly a few days ago. Experts who examined the footage said it was little more than an attempt to scare voters for the integrity of the November 3rd presidential election.

The FBI and CISA have confirmed that Iranian hackers have “managed to obtain voter data in at least one state”. The name of the state remains a secret. However, clues in the video suggest it is Alaska.

In any case, the FBI and CISA assure that the Iranian hackers also analyzed the polling stations of at least 10 other states. They looked for security holes that they could exploit.

Of course, this operation by Iranian hackers worries as the platforms fight against disinformation. Several media outlets ensure that Russia contributed to the election of Donald Trump in 2016. This time, various measures will be taken to avoid any interference from the new presidential elections. This is particularly the case with social networks.