Authorities said individuals associated with the Iranian regime operated several sites after the election, including one titled “enemies of the people”, which contained personal information and photos of government and private sector officials involved in managing the 2020 election in the U.S.
Krebs made news after the 2020 election by publicly refuting the false claims of President Donald Trump and other Republican officials that there was mass electoral fraud associated with the election. After verifying the facts of Trump’s conspiracy theories, Krebs was fired from his post in the Department of Homeland Security.
An FBI spokesman declined to comment on the identities of US election officials threatened by Iran.
In its statement on Wednesday, publicly calling on the Iranian regime, the FBI said: “The post-election creation of the People’s Enemies website demonstrates a continuing Iranian intention to create divisions and distrust in the United States and undermine public confidence in the Electoral Process. from the USA. “
Wednesday’s announcement was not the first time the U.S. government has blamed Iran for the nefarious 2020 election activity.