Election Company Konnech CEO Arrested in Los Angeles for Theft of Personal Data (Sent to China)

We like to think our elections are intact and safe from outside interference.

But what about inside interference?

The CEO of an election tech company, Konnech, has been arrested in Los Angeles for the theft of personal data of election workers, and he sent it to China. Konnech develops software to manage election logistics, like scheduling poll workers.

Eugene Yu allegedly stole data from poll workers and was sent overseas.

Everyone is focused on Russia, but it seems China’s the one getting info on some of our most vital democratic servants – the ones who safeguard our free and fair elections.

While the government promises election integrity, people who are supposed to keep things safe are doing something entirely different.

The Los Angeles DA said, “Data breaches are an ongoing threat to our digital way of life. When we entrust a company to hold our confidential data, they must be willing and able to protect our personal identifying information from theft. Otherwise, we are all victims.”

Representatives for Yu believe he was detained improperly.


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