Last year, Iranian hackers managed to infiltrate Lee Enterprise’s system, which owns dozens of dailies, as part of a distorted information campaign ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
According to the magazine, The Wall Street Journal According to informed sources, the hackers intended to spread false information about the presidential election.
And the Justice Department recently said in a statement that Iranian hackers had breached the media company’s system in 2020, but did not name it.
He noted that the hackers had tested the possibility of creating false news content.
Prosecutors say the FBI warned the company because hackers tried to infiltrate their systems after the presidential election but failed, and the information does not indicate that the hackers were able to spread false information.
On Thursday, a federal court in Manhattan indicted two Iranians for trying to interfere in the 2020 US presidential election, raising suspicions and sowing discord among Americans.
Mohammed Hussein Musa Kazemi and Sajjad Qassian were accused of providing technical assistance in organizing the plot in order to intimidate American voters by spreading threatening messages and misinformation to US voters before last year’s presidential election.
U.S. officials say the operation, led by these people, is not intended to change the outcome of the election, but to sow discord and discord.
And US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has announced that the United States has placed six Iranians and one Iranian entity on a sanctions list for their role in trying to influence the 2020 US presidential election.
The US Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency has accused the Iranian government of supporting a group of hackers carrying out ransomware attacks targeting people in the United States and Australia.
“Advanced persistent threat actors sponsored by the Iranian government are actively targeting a wide range of victims in the United States in many important infrastructure sectors, including transportation, healthcare, and public health, as well as Australian institutions,” the agency warned.
According to him, experts from the US Federal Police, the Australian Center for Cyber Security and the UK’s National Cyber Security Center have concluded that Tehran supports the “Advanced Persistent Threat” group, a position often given to state-backed hackers. Groups.
The cybersecurity and infrastructure agency says the group has been exploiting vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange and Fortinet software since at least March 2021 to infiltrate the systems of many victims, including municipal administrations and children’s hospitals.