Iran was responsible for sending emails purportedly from the Proud Boys threatening Democratic voters in Alaska, Florida, and Pennsylvania, according to John Ratcliffe, the director of national intelligence. Ratcliffe said both Iran and Russia have stolen U.S. voter information that could be used to spread disinformation.
- Proud Boys is a far-right, neo-fascist, male-only organization that engages in political violence.
- Earlier this month, the Department of Justice said it had seized 92 domain names being used by Iran in a global disinformation campaign.
- The bogus Proud Boys email threatened to come after Democratic voters who didn't vote for President Trump.
- Trustwave said it found a hacker selling voting registration information on 186 million Americans.