Google Alphabet CEO terms Russia as the biggest Cyber threat to the US

    Alphabet which happens to be the parent of web giant Google has termed Russia as a nation offering a biggest cyber threat to the US more than any other country. Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Alphabet said that all recent actions of Russia confirm that they indulged in invasions, attacks, and alterations which can be termed as negativity influencing cyber activity.

    In an interview with Bloomberg, Alphabet’s Executive chairman categorically lashed out at the Russian President for snooping on the emails of Hillary Clinton and negatively influencing her presidential campaign to a large extent. He categorically admitted that the loss of Clinton in US Presidential 2016 polls was due to some disruptive forces both internal and external.

    Eric has also openly cited Russians as number 1 cyber enemies of United States. He also labeled China as the second nation which is trying to intimidate the US when it comes to cyber security.

    In the year 2010, Chinese hackers attacked Google’s web services which caused a lot of financial damage to the web giant. As a result of the attack, Google decided to pull out of mainland China in 2010. Even today its services like YouTube are either partially restored in the country based on demand or permanently confiscated.

    To the rumors that Russians could have influenced the US Elections 2016 if cyber security forces of US were inactive, Eric said that anything could have happened. Although his statements were a bit diplomatic, the ironic meaning on his stand on the presidential elections was clearly visible.

    Alphabet is an American Multinational Conglomerate which was founded on October 2,2015 and includes business portfolios such as Google, Calico, GV, CapitalG, Verily, X and Google Fiber.

    The main aim of establishing Alphabet was to make Google internet services cleaner and more accountable while allowing greater autonomy to companies which operate outside internet services business.

    Naveen Goud
    Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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