AT&T on Thursday announced it is acquiring the global security consulting business of VeriSign to complement the telcom giant's suite of network-based cybersecurity services. The practice helps Fortune 500 firms meet compliance requirements, identify vulnerabilities, respond to attacks and reduce overall risk, according to a news release. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The move by VeriSign aligns with a 2007 decision to concentrate on its core internet infrastructure business and divest other units. — DK
Kansas city disrupted by cyberattack Officials at the City of Pittsburg, Kansas have confirmed that its government phone, email, and online payment systems have been impacted by a cyberattack identified over the weekend, according to The Record, a news site by cybersecurity firm Recorded Future.
Reuters reports that three organizations in the manufacturing, technology, and retail industries have also been compromised over the past few weeks by the ALPHV/BlackCat ransomware operation and its affiliate Scattered Spider, which were reported to have most recently attacked MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment.