So Google is now part of Alphabet, a new holding company that will manage Google and all of its other products. Why is the new company called Alphabet? Google/Alphabet CEO Larry Page says it’s because Alphabet means a “collection of letters that represent language, one of humanity’s most important innovations, and is the core of how we index with Google search!” But the domain name for Alphabet is abc.xyz — not alphabet.com (which is currently getting hammered with traffic it seems).
It’s an unfortunate reality that in times of humanitarian crisis, we need to speak more about cybersecurity. We have observed several warning signs. As early as January, COVID-19-branded website domain names began to be acquired. Cyber criminals use these domain names to masquerade as legitimate COVID-19 information sites. They are also sending phishing emails that appear to come from legitimate organizations, such as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, but that actually contain malicious links or attachments.