Climate Crime Phishing Scam Cripples European Emissions Trading

Sneaky cyber-thieves have made millions by fraudulently obtaining European greenhouse gas emissions allowances and reselling them. The scam has hampered trading of the credits, which are seen as an important tool in curbing climate change, in several European countries.
Trading in CO2 emissions allowances has been hampered in several European countries as a result of a phishing scam.

Trading in CO2 emissions allowances has been hampered in several European countries as a result of a phishing scam.

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