Risk Digest: BankBot malware has been reported on Google Play again! + More

Your Risk Digest for this week includes articles on the bankbot malware on Google Play, Costa Rica’s 300 days of renewable energy, the Public Health England’s initiative to support small businesses to improve work health and more.

Information Security

“A new version of a persistent family of banking malware has been discovered on Google Play, after at least four previous versions were removed from Google’s official Android app store earlier this year” Read the full article here.


“Analysis: You can’t prevent all attempts to penetrate your enterprise security, but you can impede the attackers and you can keep them from getting the data they want” Read the full article here.

Health & Safety

“A plastic and paper manufacturing company has been fined after a worker suffered crush injuries from trapping his hand in an unguarded printing machine.” Read the full article here.


“A national manufacturer and supplier of fitted kitchens, appliances and joinery products has been fined £1.2 million after the death of a visiting HGV driver at one of the company’s premises.” Read the full article here.


“Hundreds of freshly caught cod are moving at pace down a conveyor belt, before automated paddles pop out to send the fish splashing, one by one, into storage tanks below.” Read the full article here.


“More than 70,000 of the world’s most precious seeds have been sent from the UK’s Millennium Seed Bank to the Middle East, in its largest export to date.” Read the full article here.


“The Environment Agency took part in vehicle spot-checks together with the Metropolitan Police and London Borough of Enfield to reduce and disrupt waste crime.” Read the full article here.


“More than 2.5m disposable cups have been purchased by the UK’s environment department for use in its restaurants and cafes over the past five years – equivalent to nearly 1,400 a day.” Read the full article here.


“Costa Rica’s electricity has been produced entirely using renewable energy for 300 days since the start of January.” Read the full article here.


“Electric vehicles could provide as much as 11GW of grid flexibility by 2030, according to new analysis by Open Energi.” Read the full article here.


“Gulping down breakfast or lunch has long been thought unhealthy, but is there any evidence that eating your food too fast causes real harm?” Read the full article here.


“Below, we outline the top six benefits that yoga has on sleep, from reducing anxiety, to allowing your central nervous system to close down. Namaste and good night!” Read the full article here.


“The Amazon Echo Show takes the Alexa voice assistant and squeezes it into a cross between a digital photo frame, small TV and smart speaker for something that’s more than just an interesting novelty.” Read the full article here.


“We had to wait a long time for it, but Mobiles.co.uk has finally launched an iPhone X Black Friday deal that puts the rest in the shade. And this isn’t just a small reduction for Black Friday 2017 – it absolutely obliterates what’s come before.” Read the full article here.

The Lighter Side    

“A teddy bear lost in an airport has been flown 200 miles to be reunited with a young girl after a cabin crew member spotted a social media appeal.” Read the full article here.


“A limousine driver turned self-taught scientist has announced plans to launch himself over a California ghost town in a home-made rocket.” Read the full article here.


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