Konnech Had Back Door Access to US Election Data

Los Angeles County prosecutors allege "Chinese contractors" had "superadministration" access to “astounding” amounts of data in what is "probably the largest data breach in United States history.”

Eugene Yu, the CEO of Michigan-based election software company Konnech, was criminally charged for allegedly storing Los Angeles election worker data on Chinese servers.

Los Angeles County prosecutor Eric Neff alleges that the amount of data involved in the breach was “astounding,” adding that “this is probably the largest data breach in United States history.”

The prosecutor’s complaint reads:

“Based on evidence recovered from a search warrant executed October 4, 2022, the District Attorney’s Office discovered that Konnech employees known and unknown sent personal identifying information of Los Angeles County election workers to third-party software developers who assisted with creating and fixing Konnech's internal ‘PollChief’ software.”

The complaint claims that Luis Nabergoi, a Konnech project manager overseeing the Los Angeles contract, wrote in a Chinese-owned messaging app that "any employee for Chinese contractors working on PollChief software had 'superadministration' privileges for all PollChief clients."

Sam Faddis, retired CIA operations officer and renowned national security author, wrote in his Substack:

“An individual with super administration access to a system can do effectively anything inside that system. He or she can delete data, steal data, alter data, change programming, etc.

Perhaps most importantly, that individual can cover his or her tracks, because they can potentially also access and alter all security protocols and programs.

So, Konnech, which has numerous questionable ties to Chinese entities was allowed to punch a hole into our election systems, and then Konnech was allowed to grant that same level of access to unknown “contractors” in China.”

I began investigating Konnech on August 13, 2022, after Catherine Engelbrecht of TrueTheVote and Gregg Phillips of OPSEC shared the story of their 15-month involvement with what was characterized to them as a “counter-intelligence operation” with the Federal Bureau of Investigation into Konnech that had gone bad.

When the Bureau turned against Engelbrecht and Phillips, the pair sought out researchers with whom they could share what they knew.

Weeks later a federal court judge granted Konnech a restraining order against Engelbrecht and Phillips, forcing them into an unprecedented legal battle.

Their silencing makes it all the more important that we continue to speak out about the now substantiated subversion of America’s elections.

KaneokaTheGreat, 18 Oct 22


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