2 Iranians charged with threatening US voters in 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two suspected Iranian computer hackers have been charged in a broad campaign of election interference aimed at intimidating American voters during last year’s presidential race and undermining confidence that the results of the contest could be trusted. Prosecutors say the activities exploited not only computer vulnerabilities but also existing social divisions. The Iranian cyber campaign included bogus emails that targeted Democratic and Republican voters, the distribution of a fabricated video that purported to show acts of election fraud and an unsuccessful effort to gain access to an American media company’s network. The indictment was filed in federal court in Manhattan and unsealed Thursday.