Google has acquired Germany-based Zynamics, maker of software analysis and reverse engineering tools. Terms of the deal, announced Tuesday, were not disclosed. Google will leverage Zynamics solutions to better protect users against malware. "We provide solutions that aim at helping the software analyst to understand the complex relations that exist in modern software and to boost his productivity," according to Zynamics, whose CEO is noted researcher Thomas Dullien, better known by his handle of Halvar Flake. – 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.