Eugene Yu is CEO of of the U.S. election software company Konnech. Yu, Chinese national also known as Jianwei Yu, was arrested October 4th in Michigan by investigators from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office with assistance from the Meridian Township Police Department. Investigators allegedly found U.S. poll workers’ information stored on servers in the People’s Republic of China. China considers all data on the internet in China to belong to the state. Hence, Yu allegedly gave poll worker personally identifiable information (PII) to the Chinese Communist Government. Research into Yu revealed that Yu registered numerous Chinese websites to his Konnech email addresses, including “hongzhengtech.cn.”
The DoD-funded company “Konnech” has an untold number of vulnerabilities in its Election Management System, which has been used in thousands of counties across the United States. Products within this system are often connected to the internet, tracking data of all sorts down to a specific geolocation of ballot workers. These apps are invasive. Konnech collected Personal Identifiable Information (PII) on poll workers (names, addresses, patterns of life, etc.) and election products like XORA, ClickSoftware, and Field Force Manager are strongly connected to China. I showed through Binary Edge that China had transferred data from the Chinese UNICOM Backbone to associated Konnech domains in the United States. Personally Identifiable Information may have been leaked by Konnech as President Eugene Yu was arrested yesterday in connection with the Theft of Personal Data. This data was sent back to the United States through Konnech-related domains on different IP addresses coming from the same port in China. Once again, any data that touches the Chinese Internet is owned by The Chinese Government.
Konnech voting equipment is reportedly used by thousands of voting entities across the US.