Risk Digest: Privacy Leak of Over 13 Million Users has Been Discovered + More

Privacy leak of over 13 million users discovered, Fit for Work services to be closed in March 2018, the longest rainbow on record and more interesting articles from around the web.

Information Security

“Researchers have discovered a privacy leak of over 31 million users after an Israeli start-up misconfigured a MongoDB database.” Read the full article here.


“New partner integrations for IBM Security Access Manager are now available via IBM Security App Exchange.” Read the full article here.

Health & Safety

“The HSE has revealed that it has issued itself with a Crown censure after an employee at its laboratory facilities in Buxton, Derbyshire was badly burned when hydrogen ignited during a pressure test, thereby admitting that it breached Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work Act.” Read the full article here.


“The government-funded Fit for Work occupational health service will cease to take on new cases in England from 31 March 2018 due to low take-up, according to an announcement from the Department for Work and Pensions and the Department of Health last week.” Read the full article here.


“A British supermarket is selling supersized Braeburn apples after unusual weather conditions in the spring produced a crop of giants.” Read the full article here.


“With Christmas fast approaching and two thirds of UK households choosing to have roast turkey for their Christmas dinner*, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) is offering tips on how you can safely prepare turkey at home.” Read the full article here.


“Nations have agreed that the world needs to completely stop plastic waste from entering the oceans.” Read the full article here.


“A west London river was contaminated after toilets from luxury coaches were emptied into public drains.” Read the full article here.

Solar Panels


“Households in Yorkshire have proved to be the savviest energy consumers in Britain during the recent spate of energy tariff hikes, while those in central London were less likely to shop around.” Read the full article here.


“Severn Trent has invested £15 million in three new biomethane gas-to-grid plants. The water company, which serves eight million people across the Midlands and Wales, says the power generated will be enough to heat more than 8,000 homes for a year.” Read the full article here.

Community Healthcare


“We’re a nation glued to our phones with more than half of us using our devices within 15 minutes of waking up, then barely taking a breather throughout the day. In his ongoing series ‘Caught in the App’, photographer Ritzo ten Cate details the disturbing impact this modern-day addiction is having on society.” Read the full article here.


“A new study suggests canine-lovers could be 23% less likely to die from heart disease – or it could just be that healthier people prefer dogs” Read the full article here.


“Sometimes you can gauge how proud someone is about being at an event by the extent to which they want to talk about it. When that event is China’s annual global internet get-together in Wuzhen there are plenty who turn up, but fewer who want to advertise their attendance.” Read the full article here.


“Microsoft claims the arrival of LTE-enabled ‘Always Connected PCs’, powered by ARM-based Qualcomm chips and Windows 10, will change the world of work in the same way the public cloud has.” Read the full article here.


“Shares in the troubled sub-prime lender Provident Financial have fallen by up to 18%, after the firm revealed that its car finance division is being investigated by the regulator.” Read the full article here.


“Fears that China risks being the cause of a fresh global financial crisis have been highlighted by the International Monetary Fund in a hard-hitting warning about the growing debt-dependency of the world’s second biggest economy.” Read the full article here.


“Theresa May insisted “very good progress” was being made in Brexit negotiations – as the DUP said there was “more work to be done”.” Read the full article here.


“The UK’s ability to attract talent is already suffering, following the vote to leave the EU, according to the boss of the UK’s fifth-largest bank.” Read the full article here.

The Lighter Side    

“Wildlife photographer Ian Wood has been capturing great apes in the wild for decades, but when a young orangutan discovered his hidden camera on a recent Borneo trip he got some truly unexpected results” Read the full article here.


“Yorkshire currently holds the title for the longest rainbow on record, lasting an impressive six hours. But there’s a new rainbow on the scene – and it could smash that figure into a pot of gold if confirmed by the Guinness World Record authorities.” Read the full article here.


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