Officials said people associated with the Iranian regime operated several websites after the election, including one titled “Enemies of the People,” which contained personal information and photos of government and private sector officials involved in the regime of the 2020 U.S. election.
Krebs made news in the wake of the 2020 election by publicly rejecting false claims by President Donald Trump and other Republican officials that there was mass election fraud associated with the election. After verifying conspiracy theories pushed by Trump, Krebs was fired from his position at the Department of Homeland Security.
An FBI spokesman declined to comment on the identity of US election officials threatened by Iran.
In its statement on Wednesday, the FBI publicly called on the Iranian regime, the FBI said: “The creation of the Enemies of the People after the elections demonstrates an ongoing Iranian intent to create discord and mistrust in the United States and undermine public confidence in the US election process.”
Wednesday’s announcement was not the first time that the US government has blamed Iran for gruesome election-related activity in 2020.