13,800 breakdown calls made to breakdown providers by 12:00pm on Monday 11th December

·         49,800 calls made during the previous three days (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)

·         Cold weather set to continue and conditions predicted to worsen

·         Motorists urged to stay safe and avoid driving in freezing weather if possible

As snow and ice strike Britain, Green Flag has revealed record numbers of calls to breakdown providers across the UK on Monday 11th December.

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New Dark Web database with 1.4 billion leaked clear text passwords is a treasure trove

It has been reported that Security researchers have discovered a new database floating around the dark web that contains a whopping 1.4 billion user names and password combinations in clear text. While scouring the dark web for stolen, leaked or lost data, researchers at 4iQ found the 41GB file with an interactive, aggregate database dubbed the largest ever found in the dark web to date.


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Grand Opening of Alfen’s Mega Energy Storage System in Czech Republic

Grand Opening of Alfen’s Mega Energy Storage System in Czech Republic (PRNewsfoto/Alfen)

At solar farm Prakšice, Solar Global and Alfen opened the first battery energy storage system (BESS) in Czech Republic. The battery system has a capacity of 1.2 MWh and will be used to balance the fluctuating supply of solar energy with demand patterns. The energy storage system was officially taken into use by the Dutch ambassador Mr. Klompenhouwer.
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Security bug that let hackers steal banking passwords put 10 million app users at risk

A critical security bug was discovered in major banking apps used by HSBC, NatWest and Co-op which could let hackers steal usernames and passwords, new research has revealed. Researchers from the University of Birmingham said this week (6 December) that they had worked alongside the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) – a fork of intelligence agency GCHQ – to fix the vulnerabilities and ensure patches were pushed to users.

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