Officials said individuals associated with the Iranian regime operated multiple websites following the election, including one titled “enemiesofthepeople,” which contained personal information and photos of government and private sector officials involved in managing the 2020 US election.
Krebs made news in the aftermath of the 2020 election by publicly refuting false claims by President Donald Trump and other Republican officials that there was mass voter fraud associated with the election. After fact checking conspiracy theories being pushed by Trump, Krebs was fired from his position at the Department of Homeland Security.
An FBI spokesperson declined to comment on the identities of US election officials threatened by Iran.
In its statement on Wednesday, publicly calling out the Iranian regime, the FBI said, “The post-election creation of the Enemies of the People website demonstrates an ongoing Iranian intent to create divisions and mistrust in the United States and undermine public confidence in the U.S. electoral process.”
Wednesday’s announcement was not the first time the US government has blamed Iran for nefarious 2020 election-related activity.