Risk Digest: Carphone Warehouse Data Breach +More

Dixons Carphone’s huge data breach, meat traces ‘found in supermarket vegetarian meals’, is eight hours of sleep enough and more information from around the web!

Information Security

“Dixons Carphone is investigating after it admitted “unauthorised access to certain data” held by the company.” Read the full article here.


“Whether its ransomware or phishing attempts, email threats are a top risk to organizations’ security. According to new data from Dimensional Research and Barracuda Networks, email threats are rising and remain a top concern for businesses.” Read the full article here.

Health & Safety

“For health and safety managers working in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), time and budget constraints are an important part of any business decision, while keeping on top of safety compliance and legislation can be costly and time-consuming. Praveen Sharma, Director of Connected Worker Products at Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions looks at how cloud-based technology can help SME safety managers work smarter.” Read the full article here.

“A lead recycling company has been fined £200,000 and ordered to pay costs of £6509 at Luton Magistrates’ Court, after pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act.” Read the full article here.


“Sweet fanatics, rejoice: Swizzels is searching for fans to invent their dream sweet for a chance to see it brought to life at its Derbyshire factory.” Read the full article here.


“The Food Standards Agency has begun an investigation following claims that traces of meat were found in food classified as vegan or vegetarian.” Read the full article here.


“McDonald’s will end the use of plastic straws in its British restaurants next year, after nearly half a million people called on the company to ditch them.” Read the full article here.


“Coral reefs, already under existential threat from rising water temperatures, face further risks as projected sea level rises will outpace the speed they are able to grow, new research suggests.” Read the full article here.


“Wind turbines in Scotland provided a 44 per cent increase in power to the National Grid during the first quarter of 2018, environmental groups say.” Read the full article here.


“Coal rebound and slowing efficiency gains in 2017 suggest Paris goals may be missed, says oil firm.” Read the full article here.


“The recommended eight hours’ shut-eye may not be enough, say researchers, as most people sleep for 90% of their time in bed. So what effect do different amounts of sleep time really have on the body?” Read the full article here.

“This week marks Carers Week, the annual campaign to raise awareness of our country’s carers. It is a chance for us to not simply recognise the crucial role that carers play within families and communities across the UK, but an opportunity for us to highlight the challenges that carers face on a daily basis.” Read the full article here.


“Apple says it is to change the default settings of its iPhone to stop hackers and others unlocking devices without proper legal authorisation.” Read the full article here.


“Microsoft is reportedly working on technology that could be used to power check-out free retail stores. Reuters reports that the software giant has been talking to Walmart about using the tech, which will rival Amazon’s own Go initiative.” Read the full article here.


“The country’s biggest public businesses will have to publish the gap between the pay of their chief executive and an average worker, according to rules to be unveiled in parliament on Monday.” Read the full article here.


“Inflation remained at 2.4% in May, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), after its fall was halted by a sharp rise in fuel costs.” Read the full article here.


“Theresa May faces one of the most critical moments in the Brexit process so far as she attempts to find a way of giving parliament a meaningful vote on the terms of the final deal that satisfies rebels on both sides of the party.” Read the full article here.


“Theresa May should “come clean” on Brexit and put the national interest ahead of her party, Wales’ first minister has said.” Read the full article here.


The Lighter Side     

“Everybody has seen dogs do basic tricks like sit, stay, and rollover – but what about unlocking the house door?” Read the full article here.


“Is it a bird or a fish? This intriguing-looking creature has set the internet alight because it has the body of a fish and the head of a bird.” Read the full article here.


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