You might not be outraged that this week commenced with big-hearted bulletin about the coordination of the misinformation campaign on Facebook. But in a turn on the usual narrative, Facebook welcomed the media reports, announcing a press conference to reveal that it had removed 35 imitation histories. The uncommon proactive pace was a clear attempt to show the media and Congress that Facebook is tackling misinformation head in the runup to the midterm elections.
Fake Facebook reports weren’t the only thing taken down from the internet the coming week. After a federal judge granted an injunction against Defense Distributed’s DIY 3-D engraved gun plans on Tuesday, benefactor Cody Wilson complied with the court order and removed them several hours later. The removal was the culmination of weeks of outcry against the blueprints after Wilson had initially reached a agreement in a five-year law battle to position them online.
Elsewhere, Reddit got spoofed thanks to an insecure two-factor-authentication setup.( Remember: SMS two-factor is a bad project !. We learned about the inner operate of the hacking group Fin7, who may have stolen a whopping million dollars from companies all over countries around the world. The Democratic National Committee is holding a hacking competition for babies aged 8-12 at DefCon, because reports indicate that US electing infrastructure is so easy to hack, even a kid could do it. Speaking of infrastructure, the Department of Homeland Security announced it’s generate a task force to defend against critical infrastructure hacks.
There’s more! As always, we’ve rounded up all the story we didn’t break or cover in depth this week. Click on the headlines to predict the full floors. And remain safe out there.