U.S. Says Iranian Hackers Accessed Voter Information


The warning comes roughly one week after the United States revealed that the same adversary targeted Democratic voters in multiple states with emails seeking to intimidate them into voting for President Donald Trump.

In the previous alert, CISA and the FBI noted that the Iranian hackers targeted known vulnerabilities in virtual private network (VPN) products and content management systems (CMSs), including CVE-2020-5902 (code execution in F5 BIG-IP) and CVE-2017-9248 (XSS in Telerik UI).

Now, the two agencies reveal that the legitimate vulnerability scanner Acunetix was employed by the hackers in their endeavor, and that stolen data was used to send intimidation emails in at least four different states.