Russia and Iran have obtained voter registration data, the FBI and the office of national intelligence warned. ‘Spoof’ emails to voters in battleground states have been identified as being sent by Iran, while it was also confirmed Moscow has obtained voter registration details. ‘We would like to alert the public that we have identified that two foreign actors, Iran and Russia, have taken specific actions to influence public opinion relating to our elections,’ said John Ratcliffe, the director of national intelligence. ‘This data can be used by foreign actors to attempt to communicate false information to registered voters that they hope will cause confusion, sew chaos and undermine your confidence in American democracy.’ Iran denied the allegation.
Russia and Iran obtained US voter data in bid to sow unrest before election, FBI warns
FBI warns Iran and Russia obtained voter data as part of election interference efforts – live