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Risk Digest: ICO disabled their website due to hacking

ICO disabled their website due to hacking, Quorn is recalling one of its products, Google has developed an ad-blocker and more.

Information Security

“The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) disabled its website over the weekend after it and thousands of other public and private-sector sites were hacked to include malicious Javascript code.” Read the full article here.


“Nearly 2 billion files containing the personal data of US citizens were leaked last year—and that number could be significantly underreported.” Read the full article here.

Health & Safety

“A RAIL union has threatened strike action after claiming that ScotRail is putting passengers and staff at risk by cutting its health and safety department.” Read the full article here.

“Quarterly statistics from the Home Office for the year to 30 September 2017 show that fire-related fatalities in England rose by 93 compared to the previous year – representing the 71 fatalities at Grenfell Tower in June 2017 and an additional 22 deaths.” Read the full article here.


“Quorn is recalling its Chilled Quorn Tikka Masala with Basmati Rice 400g product because it may contain pieces of flexible rubber.” Read the full article here.



“Increasing the amount of ultra-processed food in a person’s diet proportionately increases their risk of cancer, a large study has found.” Read the full article here.


“Some of Scotland’s biggest industrial sites are failing to comply with environmental protection measures, BBC Scotland can reveal.” Read the full article here.



“Household cleaners, paints and perfumes have become substantial sources of urban air pollution as strict controls on vehicles have reduced road traffic emissions, scientists say.” Read the full article here.

Energy Saving


“Iceland is expected to use more energy “mining” bitcoins and other virtual currencies this year than it uses to power its homes.” Read the full article here.



“Danish renewable energy business Orsted has signed a five-year research agreement with the U.K.’s University of Oxford.” Read the full article here.


“More than half of UK adults (53 per cent) believe that people are more aware of mental health conditions than they were five years ago” Read the full article here.

“Frequent use of self-deprecating humour has been linked to a better overall psychological wellbeing, a study has discovered.” Read the full article here.



“In this video, Pragasen Morgan, a partner at EY, dissects what UK tech entrepreneurs need to know about the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).” Watch the video here.


“Google has launched an ad-blocker for its Chrome web browser that is designed to prevent “annoying” and “intrusive” ads being shown to users.” Read the full article here.


“UBS Global Chief Economist Paul Donovan warned bitcoin is a “classic bubble” that will make investors lose a lot of money during an interview with the BBC.” Read the full article here.


“The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has charged Barclays Bank in regard to a loan provided to the State of Qatar in 2008.” Read the full article here.


“Home Office plans to roll out a phone app to register EU citizens in the UK have been dealt a blow after Theresa May clashed with Brussels over people arriving during the transition period for Brexit.” Read the full article here.


“Well, that didn’t take long. Just one week ago the EU was issuing yet another set of threats towards Britain, with a “punishment clause” in a draft text over the arrangement of the Brexit transition period.” Read the full article here.

The Lighter Side     

“Amazon has been cleared by the advertising watchdog after a television ad for its Echo Dot smart speaker activated a viewer’s device and placed an order for cat food.” Read the full article here.



“If you don’t look this happy as the weekend approaches then there’s probably science to back up that you have no soul.” Read the full article here.


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