Google Buys Malware Research Firm Zynamics

Google has bought reverse-engineering and analysis tools firm Zynamics. Financial terms of the deal, announced on Tuesday, were undisclosed. 

Google’s security focus has been geared towards managing search engine optimisation (SEO), a tactic that causes links to fake-AV sites to appear prominently in searches for topical terms, and in the classification and blocking of malicious websites.  I expect that Zynamics existing malware analysis tools including BinDiff, BinNavi and VxClass,will aid in this effort.