Bombshell! US Election Software Firm CEO Arrested for Storing Data on Servers in China
The CEO of a U.S. election software company was arrested in connection to storing data servers in Communist China.
Eugene Yu, the CEO of the software firm Konnech, was arrested Tuesday outside of Lansing, Michigan, after Los Angeles prosecutors accused him of improperly storing election information in China.
“Konnech allegedly violated its contract by storing critical information that the workers provided on servers in China. We intend to hold all those responsible for this breach accountable,” Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón said.
“Konnech allegedly violated its contract by storing critical information that the workers provided on servers in China. We intend to hold all those responsible for this breach accountable,” Gascón said, adding that his office has found no evidence suggesting the information had been sold.
Konnech issued a statement in following Yu’s arrest denying the allegations:
We are continuing to ascertain the details of what we believe to be Mr. Yu’s wrongful detention by LA County authorities. Any LA County poll worker data that Konnech may have possessed was provided to it by LA County, and therefore could not have been ‘stolen’ as suggested.
Yu’s arrest comes after True the Vote, an election integrity nonprofit group, held a conference in Phoenix, Arizona, alleging Konnech had given the Chinese government backdoor access to personal data of about 2 million poll workers in the U.S.
Predictably, The New York Times is with egg on its face after dismissing the report outright the day before Yu’s arrest, citing and accepting Konnech’s denial of the accusations at face-value.